Near Silverthorne, Colorado
Buffalo Cabin/Buffalo Mountain #31 does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
Along this trail you have an option of a shorter hike to some log cabin ruins or continuing up the trail to the top of Buffalo Mountain at 12,274 ft. The trail begins by winding through a lodgepole pine forest and eventually leads you by the remains of two historic log cabins with only the foundations remaining. Please leave all artifacts at the cabin ruins for others to enjoy. The trail climbs steeply into the alpine where you can occasionally see mountain goats. Even though the goats may seem used to human presence, for your safety please do not approach the animals or feed them. Once on top of Buffalo Mountain you will have spectacular 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains.
* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.
***NOT RECOMMENDED FOR HIKING WITH DOGS. Trail climbs steeply through rock talus field where dogs can injure their pads.