Buffalo Mountain

Elevation (feet): 12,777
Elevation (meters): 3,894
Continent: North America
Country: United States
Range/Region: Front Range
State:
Latitude: 39.6167
Longitude: -106.143
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: ?
First successful climber(s): ?
Nearest major airport: Denver
Convenient Center: Silverthone

Thanks to Aaron McFadden for adding this peak.

Just to the west of Silverthorne, Co. This peak has an easier route on the eastern flank, but can also be accessed from the south, and west. The north face has been heavily eroded by glaciation, and a bus-sized boulder field makes acces difficult. Expansive skree fields and no marked trail above timberline give this climb tons of character. One of the best views of Summit County you can get to. Views include Peak one and the Tenmile range to the south, Mt Elbert and the Collegiate Peaks to the south-west, Red Mountain and the Gore Range to the north, and Gray's and Torrey's peaks and the Front Range/Continental Divide to the west. Lake Dillon dominates the south-eastern vista. Late-season backcountry skiing and snowboard enthusiasts enjoy this climb for turns well into June.

Trip Reports

NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name

There is one trip report for Buffalo Mountain.

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  • Log #18230 - by Aaron McFadden on Jan 30, 2004
    We followed the Buffalo Cabin Trail from our place in Wildernest. Once you get to the cabin, the climb starts in earnest. There are several forks in the trail, and no one marked route. The summit is...