Buffalo Pass Steamboat Springs, CO
The road in is steep and rutted and only passable in good weather. This is a “nice” section of the road.

Buffalo Pass or “Buff Pass” is a really REALLY great place to be in the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest over Steamboat Springs Colorado.  Over 2 million naturally wild acres reaching across Colorado and Wyoming and easily accessed from the popular tourist town of Steamboat Springs Colorado.

Reasons to visit this area: Nearby Steamboat springs, wildlife watching, mountain life

Buffalo Pass Steamboat Springs
GPS 40.5308, -106.7571

Boondocking Basic Site: Heavily wooded, secluded, mountain top, no cost and no neighbors.  Bald Eagles visible from our site.
GPS 40.5308, -106.7571

The road in is a WHITE KNUCKLE ROAD!  Only for the brave and well secured RVs in excellent running condition and only during good weather.  Steep, rutted, loose gravel and drop offs.  Seriously it’s scary folks, but if you can do it, it’s worth it.

The road in is steep and rutted and only passable in good weather. This is a "nice" section of the road.
This is another “nice” section of the road.
Buff Pass Dispersed Campsite View
Buff Pass Dispersed Campsite View

We were lucky to find the most beautiful site on the pass available for us and we fit in it well! We had a large fire ring, good trees, plenty of privacy and a spectacular view.  After we parked the RV we drove the rest of the Buff Pass in our fun car and I believe it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve seen with my own eyes.

It reminded me much of the Smoky Mountains but during fall here the colors are so different, so many more shades of green & yellow.   From our campsite I watched Bald Eagles soar and land on old growth Pine, while elk and deer regularly crept by.

Our Buffalo Pass Dispersed Campsite View
Our Buffalo Pass Dispersed Campsite View

The high altitude campsites we visit are often among my favorites.  The variety of flora and fauna are superb at higher elevations and there is very little human activity spoiling the views.  Up here you can HEAR the woods and I highly recommend doing it as often as you can.

What is nearby: Steamboat Springs, Colorado and Strawberry Park Hot Springs


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