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Skipper

Intermediate
 3.0 (6)

A short, fun trail, mostly downhill from Buck Gulch, leading to much additional riding in the area.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.2

KM

Singletrack

7,911' 2,411 m

High

7,657' 2,334 m

Low

94' 29 m

Up

278' 85 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Description

This trail starts at an unimproved parking lot that you can drive most cars to, right at the top of Buck Gulch.

It quickly descends through a burn zone, with the same sandy, loose trail surface as much of the area. The scenery is great during the first 1/3 of the trail, as you're descending through the remnants of a burned forest, with open views as a result.

About halfway, you'll descend to a very minor creek crossing (with a makeshift log bridge) in deep forest with a sharp climb out of the creek.

After this, there's more green forest with very little burn remnants, then a short, flat blast through the forest to a big intersection with Strawberry Jack heading in two directions, and Homestead Trail.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann with improvements by s platte

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 6 votes

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  3.0 from 6 votes
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#2,110

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Photos

At the top!
Jun 6, 2014 near Pine, CO
Looking toward Crossons from near trail intersection
Jul 7, 2015 near Pine, CO
Buffalo Creek
Jul 5, 2014 near Pine, CO
Small stream crossing on Skipper
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO
Cruising along Skipper - ready for some descending after a long climb up Buck's Gulch!
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO
A fun, flowy, but somewhat sandy descent through the burn.
May 25, 2013 near Pine, CO

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Dec 1, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
May 19, 2019
Brett Boncore
May 12, 2019
Chris Kosto
1.3mi
Apr 28, 2018
Craig Champlin
Some nice reroutes.
Mar 3, 2018
Noli E
1.3mi
Dec 3, 2017
Dan Martel
Aug 24, 2016
Kaila Spalinger
Jul 5, 2015
j k ray
Nice and flowy - still a bit sandy