Buffalo Mountain



View of Buffalo Mountain from the trails on Sapphire Point. Dillon Reservoir is in the foreground and, just behind it, is Interstate 70. Massive avalanche scars are visible on the side of Buffalo Mountain.

Buffalo Mountain is one of the first peaks that becomes visible on the Summit County side of I-70 Eisenhower Tunnel. It welcomes visitors into this mountain paradise with its bold curved cap, topping off at 12,777ft. The slopes are dramatically marked with avalanche scars, the larger of which is a quarter mile wide and dates back to a slide in 1989. This peak sits at the southern end of the Gore Range and the beginning of Eagles Nest Wilderness.


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