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Buffehr Creek

Buffehr Creek

Tucked away behind a ridge on the north side of I-70 in Vail is the growing Buffehr Creek neighborhood. Here, developer/builder Ed Zneimer has creatively used a conservation easement on nine acres of land to help shape growth and to protect public access to US Forest Service lands, including the popular North Trail.

This south-facing site is primarily an alpine grass and montane environment. It is populated by big and small game as well as numerous non-game species.

The property’s scenic vistas include sandstone outcrops, fractured upthrusts of granite and inspiring pinnacles. Some visible geologic formations can be dated to the Pre-Cambrian period dating back more than 1.7 billion years.

Things to do here:

Before you go:

This trail is closed April 15 – June 20 for resource protection and wildlife calving, feeding, and migration needs.

Species you may see:

Elk
Bobcat
Black Bear
Mountain Lion
Mule Deer
Birds
Bald Eagle

Photo Gallery

Conservation Easement Signed:
2003

Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:
Jamie Miller

Lands Protected:
9.29 acres

Conservation Values:
Recreation Access, Habitat, scenic open space

Public Access:
Allowed
Wildlife closures April 15 – June 20

Owner:
Town of Vail

Click here to get an interactive look at our conserved land portfolio.