Love this place. I’m a new mountain biker and it’s currebtly my favorite trail system to ride. There’s currently a fire ban in most of Colorado, and Buffalo Creek is included. We just got creative with a small lantern so it felt like we were sitting around a fire.🔥The sites are very full on the weekends being so close to Denver, so a few people asked to share. The signage isn’t always clear, make sure you only camp where there’s a site number or it’s a $1K fine! It’s a favorite place, but don’t tell everyone! 😂
Since this is a first come, first serve campground and it's so conveniently close to Denver, it has gotten crowded over the years. The last time I went it was extremely difficult to find a spot so be prepared. Once you are there, it's beautiful. There are giant boulders which make the terrain interesting and unique. The river is close by for tubing, fishing, or swimming. It's a great campground for a quick getaway! The ground is mostly soft and there are plenty of trees for hammocks - they don't call it "Pine Valley" for nothin!