Difficult Hiking Trails Information | Town of Vail

Buffehr Creek Trail (CLOSED April 15 – June 20)

Town of Vail Hiking Information for Buffehr Creek Trail

Buffehr Creek Trail (CLOSED April 15 – June 20)

Length: 4.3 miles (one way)  Difficulty: Difficult

From the Buffehr Creek trailhead, cross the bridge and proceed about 1/4 mile before turning right at the first junction (the trail to the left takes you to Garmisch Drive). Continue north approximately another 1/2 mile, ascending a series of switchbacks, to the North Trail junction and stay right. After passing a beaver pond on the right, cross Buffehr Creek. The beaver ponds are a great destination for families. From here, climb steeply for approximately one mile on an open hillside. At the top of the switchbacks, take the left fork to join Buffehr Creek trail and continue climbing for 2.8 miles through mixed aspen and conifer forests. The views from the top of this steep trail include Vail Mountain, Mount of the Holy Cross, and beyond.


 Crowds: Light.


 Access: Travel west on I-70 to Exit 173 for West Vail. Turn right and proceed east on the North Frontage Road for 0.5 miles to Buffehr Creek Road. Turn left and continue to the bridge.


Trail Adopted By: Pedal Power

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