Echo Valley Road

3.3/5 (5 reviews)
Bailey, Colorado (Jefferson County)
Last Updated: 02/19/2022
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Trail Information

Highlights

Located in Pike National Forest on the outer edge of the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area is Echo Valley Road. This beautiful drive through thick Colorado pines is a great way to get away from the summer sun. The Buffalo Creek Recreation Area covers nearly 25 square miles of multi-use trails and camping. Most of these trails directly connect to the famous Colorado Trail (FS 1776) and locally, 50 miles of hiking and biking trails. If you want to spend some time in the Buffalo Creek Recreation Area but stay away from the masses, this trail will get you away from the main roads and off into the Colorado forest.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

Trail Navigation

Trail Reviews

3.3/5 (5 reviews)
Bill Andrews
Official Crew
39950
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 02/19/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

I ran this trail on Saturday, February 19, 2022. There was not as much snow as I expected with only 4-6 inches on the ground and drifts to about a foot. The road was well tracked and mostly snow packed with a few slushy/muddy places. The trail itself is very easy but it is a beautiful area.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
110300
Status: Open
Visited: 03/21/2021

This trail is open, however, CAUTION. Colorado weather is unpredictable this time of year and there may be the occasional fresh snow fall or mud and melting snow. This trail is in an area of the state where snowfall levels have dropped for the season and the majority of the trails are dry, muddy and/or only have a small bit of snow on them. Again, please use caution if traveling on these trails until the dryer season.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
110300
Status: Impassable
Visited: 01/01/2021

This trail is at a high altitude within the state of Colorado and has no maintainence. As such, this trail should be considering impassable until spring.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
110300
Status: Open
Rated 3/5
Visited: 08/09/2019

Jen and I went back to this area to get some additional footage for a video while we mapped some more trails in the area. This trail combines with EOS Mill and Crossons to give a rather pretty drive through the forest. We'll be back here when we camp in the area next.
JD Marshall
Official Crew
110300
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 07/05/2019

We camped in the area for the 4th of July weekend and went out on this trail for the first time. It was very pretty and was much cooler than some of the burn area down south with no shade.

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