Buffalo looms above you on the North side of I-70, across from Lake Dillon.
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.
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Silver Couloir Steep Snow Snow, Alpine, 3000 feet
Featured Route For 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