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:
Conservation Easement Signed:
Sustaining Council Level Underwriter:
Recreation Access, Habitat, scenic open space
Wildlife closures April 15 – June 20
Town of Vail