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Buffalo Mountain

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Buffalo Mountain 


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Elevation: 12,770'
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Submitted By: Kirk Miller on Dec 30, 2009
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Description 

Buffalo looms above you on the North side of I-70, across from Lake Dillon.


Getting There 

From I-70 take the Silverthorne exit and the frontage road west. Head into the condos below Buffalo where the frontage road turns North onto Ryan Gulch Road which turns into Wildernest Road. Park near the end of Wildernest Road, past the condos, at the Willow Creek trail head. Head up the Buffalo Cabin Trail to access the snow climb up the broad avalanche paths to the summit.


Climbing Season


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Buffalo Mountain:
Silver Couloir   Steep Snow     Snow, Alpine, 3000'   
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Featured Route For Buffalo Mountain

Silver Couloir Steep Snow  CO : Alpine Rock : Buffalo Mountain
One of Colorado's finest, this demanding ski descent provides a very worthy day. From the broad snowfield North of the summit the route drops, drops, then drops again into a steep 50' wide slot through the cliffs that finally spits you out near a ditch with a faint trail on the right. To return to your car follow the ditch trail East but keep a sharp eye out for a short climb, above the ditch on the right, to reach the established trail. Continue East around Buffalo on a well established tra...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo at sunset.
Buffalo at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunrise.
Buffalo Mountain at sunrise.
Buffalo Mountain from the summit of Red Mountain.
Buffalo Mountain from the summit of Red Mountain.
Sunrise and moonset, Buffalo and Gore Range.
Sunrise and moonset, Buffalo and Gore Range.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo at sunset.
Buffalo at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Sunset over Buffalo and Tenmile Range.
Sunset over Buffalo and Tenmile Range.
Buffalo Mountain and pasque flowers.
Buffalo Mountain and pasque flowers.
Buffalo Mountain.
Buffalo Mountain.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain with flowers.
Buffalo Mountain with flowers.
Buffalo, sunset.
Buffalo, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunrise.
Buffalo Mountain at sunrise.
Buffalo and Gore Range at sunset.
Buffalo and Gore Range at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Buffalo Mountain at sunset.
Sunrise over Buffalo.
Sunrise over Buffalo.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Sunset over Buffalo and Gore Range.
Sunset over Buffalo and Gore Range.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Sunset over Buffalo, November.
Sunset over Buffalo, November.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Buffalo Mountain, sunset.
Another fiery sunset over Buffalo Mountain.
Another fiery sunset over Buffalo Mountain.
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