Buffalo Mountain Climber's Log

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nico_smith - Aug 20, 2022 9:39 pm Date Climbed: Aug 19, 2022

Great Day  Sucess!

Got a decent start at 6:30 and made the summit in about 2 ish hours with lots of photo stops. COTREX has the trail leading in a different direction so be mindful of that when you head up.

rockymountain_guac - Jul 4, 2018 5:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2018

Steeper then expected  Sucess!

Great hike though, had an awesome day


birdhead - Jul 27, 2017 6:27 pm Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2012

Buffalo Trail  Sucess!

Did the traverse across to Sacred Buffalo.


slowpoke - Jul 6, 2016 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2016

Nice hike  Sucess!

surprisingly few crowds for a holiday. saw many mountain goats. 3 different packs of them.

Steven Cross

Steven Cross - Apr 13, 2016 1:05 am Date Climbed: Jul 4, 2007

Buffalo Cabin Trail  Sucess!

Extremely steep trail, but worth it. The first time I saw this mountain was in 2003 and instantly went on my to do list. Ended up hiking Red Peak one year before hiking Buffalo. This was my second Gore Peak. Fantastic range!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Oct 11, 2015 11:06 pm Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2015

nice evening hike  Sucess!

via Buffalo Cabin - late start 5PM, summit for sunset, descent in dark

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jun 28, 2015 8:01 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2015

Standard cabin route  Sucess!

This is a great chunk of elevation gain in a short distance - good quick workout! Note if you bring your dog to bring their Ruffwear boots - the sustained boulder hopping is not very paw pad friendly. I was the first one to the summit today. Met a lot of worn out tourists on my way down. I was torn between encouraging them to push on and, looking at the dark clouds building, encouraging them to turn around and enjoy a beer at Dillon Dam Brewery. ;)


BLong - Mar 23, 2015 12:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 19, 2015

Silver Couloir  Sucess!

Great boot up and ski down Silver Couloir.

Here's a short video: https://vimeo.com/122941453


Peakbug - Sep 1, 2014 8:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Buffalo Mountain  Sucess!

Perfect day with rkymtn. Amazing weather, tons of wildlife and great views.


rkymtn - Aug 12, 2014 1:18 pm Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2014

Buffalo Trail  Sucess!

This was a spectacular hike with Peakbug. The views from the summit were great, but the wildlife was the key factor making this an exceptional day. We encountered a herd of seven goats on the summit ridge - four adults and three kids. Additionally there was a marmot, pika, and a ptarmigan hen with chicks. We even saw three bighorn sheep on the drive in.


BradBartick - Aug 10, 2014 5:16 pm Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2014

Buffalo and Sacred Buffalo before the rain  Sucess!

With Michelle. Fun race across ridge to Sacred a Buffalo under darkening skies.


shanahan96 - May 11, 2014 4:24 pm Date Climbed: May 10, 2014

silver-less  Sucess!

went for the silver couloir, but discovered too late that the pre-broken trench didn't head that way....bummer! salvaged the day with a fine climb up the south slopes.

good to get up high again!



chicagotransplant - Aug 11, 2013 3:38 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2013

Buffalo Trail  Sucess!

Second time up, 8/11/13, great views of the surrounding mountains and the Dillon Reservoir area. 4 mountain goats on the summit, including a baby!

Third ascent, 5/10/14, skinned up and skied back down the east face in spring powder. Was hoping for the Silver, but after 9 others dropped in ahead, I am happy with a powder descent of the east face rather than "sloppy seconds", or is it "tenths"?

Fourth ascent, 9/19/15, standard trail route once again, quick and easy favorite. Super clear day, could see Pikes, Longs, and part of the Maroon Bells! Never disappoints.

Fifth ascent, 11/27/17, standard trail route with Rachael. Not too windy, and pretty warm for November. Some icy snow on the trail though.

mrs. hotoven

mrs. hotoven - Jul 4, 2013 10:52 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

one of my favorites  Sucess!

One of my favorite hikes/bushwhacks. Hiked with hotoven


Hotoven - May 25, 2013 10:20 pm Date Climbed: May 25, 2013

Fun hike  Sucess!

Hiked with the wife. Tons of snow hiding the trail forced a bush-whack to timer-line. Then long snow slog to the summit. Fun slide down. Marked a tree with a bright shirt so we could find our bush-whack route again on the way down. Met others on the trail, all turned around except us after the trail was absorbed by snow. Perfect summit day, a few clouds, but great views of the snow covered peaks.

Scrambling Man

Scrambling Man - Nov 25, 2012 12:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 20, 2012

Great Views  Sucess!

Makes for a nice hike close to town. I had great views on a clear day.


theREALCarpeDM - Aug 14, 2012 1:37 am Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2012

Standard w/Sacred Buffalo  Sucess!

Went with my coworker - his first peak in 40 years! He did great! Nice mountain. Well cairned trail through the talus. The traverse to Sacred is cool. My first Gore peak - I know, I know.

Senad Rizvanovic

Senad Rizvanovic - Jul 28, 2012 7:41 pm Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2012

Fishing vs Hiking  Sucess!

Blue River is not good fishing destination this summer, but Buffalo Mt is great hiking alternative, late start around 10 am, able to beat bad weather. Nice solo hike!


alpine345 - May 17, 2012 3:23 pm Date Climbed: Aug 14, 2006

E Cirque  Sucess!

Started from the lily pad TH and went up the E cirque to summit...just me and the goats...then down buffalo cabin trail to the car. nice 4th and 3.12 dirt on the way up...


mansfieo - Apr 27, 2012 12:26 pm Date Climbed: Dec 28, 2012

Buffalo in Winter  Sucess!

Hardest Part was the semi-covered talus/boulder field just out of the trees. Bad snow year really messes things up...

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