Buffalo Peaks Wilderness


Located in the Pike and San Isabel National Forests in Colorado.

The 43,400 acre Buffalo Peaks Wilderness lies 10 miles north of Buena Vista, Colorado. Elevations within the wilderness range from 9,200 feet to over 13,300 feet. The area is characterized by large meadows and forests of Pinyon-juniper, ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine. Several beautiful stands of bristlecone pine can be found in the southern portion of the wilderness. Wildlife in the area include a large herd of bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer.

The area offers hikers approximately 18 miles of constructed trails and a high degree of solitude.

For more information contact: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests

Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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