Buffalo Creek is a phenomenal set of trails located along the Colorado front range. To call it epic is probably appropriate, even though the selection of trails ranges from the easy to the more difficult. At one point the Colorado Trail joins into the trail system so riding Buffalo Creek can turn into a multi-day expedition across some great trails in the state.
While there is little from a technical perspective compared to our trails, there are plenty of comparisons to what you can find here in central Texas. There is a rooty climbing section that is like Sweet 16, but it goes on for a mile, not a few hundred feet. And some of the granite is reminiscent of Reveille Peak Ranch. But the trails themselves have really smooth surfaces, and occasionally gravelly, so managing your brakes is a top priority.
Location: Buffalo Creek, CO
Directions: Take route 24 to Woodland Park, then head north on 67 until you turn off onto 126. Follow that to the #543 trail head.
Technical Level: Medium to high, mostly for endurance, not technical