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Riding the Range: Buffalo Creek

Exploring a diverse Front Range trail network

For part two of our ‘Riding the Range’ series, photographer Liam Doran and riders Nate Hills, Will Cadham, Mark Taylor and Ben Forbes explored the Buffalo Creek network, situated an hour southwest of Denver, Colorado.

The Front Range is a place of dramatic change, where the Great Plains stop and the Rocky Mountains begin. Buffalo Creek sits just over the border of this change, in the first ripples of geologic uplift near the small town of Pine. The area of the trail network also reflects a great deal of change, having been the site of three different wildfires in the ’90s and early 2000s. The trails now wind through those burn zones, as well as areas unaffected by fire, serving up a mix of flowy, mellow singletrack and, as you’ll see in the photos above, some more technical rock moves.

Be sure to check out the first installment of the series here.