Buffalo Peaks Rich Creek to Tumble Creek Loop

Route
on South Fork South Platte River and Rich Creek in Pike National Forest, CO
  • Total Length
    12mi
  • Ascent
    2,068ft
  • Difficulty
    Moderate

This hike offers gorgeous view of the two Buffalo Peaks and surrounding mountain ranges across the valley of  South Park. Primitive campsites can be found around Buffalo Meadows and at the Lynch Creek + Rough and Tumbling creek junction. Water is generally available at both of those spots but, especially, at Lynch Creek.

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For 6½mi
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Meadow

Flat primitive camping areas can be found on the north side of this meadow

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For 2½mi
This trail crosses the Rough and Tumbling Creek (at times, crossings may be difficult depending on water level). Campsites can be found once meeting Lynch Creek around the junction for  the Lynch Creek Trailhead trail.
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For 2¾mi
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