Buffalo Pass TH: Trail #1101, CDNST

Trail Map

Located on the summit of Buffalo Pass. Trail # 1101. Great multi-use trailhead. Trail 1101 (CDT) to the North leads you into Mount Zirkel Wilderness for hiking and horse back rides. Mountain and dirt biking is very popular on the dirt roads of the 1101 to the South is a Motorized (single and double track) trail connecting to the 1134 trail. Foot and bike travel can also continue to Base Camp Trailhead, or the 1102 trail to Fish Creek Falls. Fishing is readily available at numerous high alpine lakes scattered throughout the area.

This trailhead is located in the Steamboat Springs Area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 1st gate opened 5/28/2021 2nd gate opened 6/18/2021 3rd gate is open as of 6/25/2021
Fees: Free
Open Season: Mid-June
Usage: Light
Restrictions: On motorized trails vehicles 50" or less are permitted.
Closest Towns: Steamboat Springs, CO
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Information Center: Hahns Peak/Bears Ears Ranger District 925 Weiss Drive Steamboat Springs, CO 970-870-2299

General Information


Directions from Steamboat Springs: Travel 2 miles north of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 36 (Strawberry Park Road), then 13 miles northeast on Routt County Road 38 (Buffalo Pass Road 60). Trailhead is at the summit.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Mountain Biking

Lake and Pond Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

OHV Trail Riding

Recreation Areas

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