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Date Thursday  9/9/2021
End Date Saturday  9/11/2021
Group Denver
Event Title BPX Backpack, Rich, Rough and Tumbling Creeks, Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, 3-day Loop
Start Time 10:00 AM
Status Approved
Leader William Greer
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Casual
Classification Easy 
Trail Mileage 12
Elevation Gain 2000
Driving Distance 180


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Description: Peaceful 12 mile, scenic loop through Buffalo Peaks Wilderness. Willows, Aspens, meadows, towering peaks. Beginning with a gradual ascent along Rich Creek then merging with the mostly downhill Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail, this route offers an enjoyable option for those seeking a more leisurely high-country outing.  If you want to see how many miles you can cover in 3 days this is not the trip for you.  That said, the first day will likely make you huff and puff a little.  Keep the pack light.


Day 1: Drive to TH (approx. 2hrs) and start hiking along Rich Creek Trail #616. Steady ascent along the creek, forest most of the way. Hike for approx. 3.0 miles depending upon stamina or the group. Ascent will be about 1000ft. Find camping.  Enjoy the evening.

Day 2: Continue hiking up Rich Creek Trail. Trail continues to ascend for about 700 ft over the next couple of miles before starting to descend. You will descend for about 2 miles to the junction with the Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail #617. Find camping in Buffalo Meadows near the trail junction – turn right on #617 to find the Meadows. (total for day 5 miles/ 700 ft)

Day 3: Complete the descent along Rough and Tumbling Creek Trail #617 for the final approx. 5 miles to the TH. Be sure to stay to the left when you reach the intersection with the Lynch Creek trail. Descent is about 1,500 ft with a small up and down as you near the TH. (5miles/ 1,500ft descent)

General Requirements:  Wilderness regulations apply



BPX is a community of backpackers who respect, trust, help each other, and honor our commitments. By registering for this trip, you are committing to going on the trip and will cancel only for a true emergency. And if absolutely necessary, you agree to cancel as early as possible so another member may take your place on the trip.



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