Rawhide

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  3.0 from 7 votes
black  Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #5 in the White Ranch area
#877 in CO, #8,046 Overall
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Aug 24 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Golden,
“Mostly good intermediate singletrack but a long steep hike near the end detracts a bit.”
Nick Wilder on Jul 13, 2013
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5.28.3 milesKilometers 708’216 m Ascent 7,531’2,296 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -643’-196 m Descent 7,114’2,168 m Low 15% Max Grade (8°)
Description
Rawhide starts off with smooth, wide doubletrack that rolls just a bit until you hit a campground and the intersection with Waterhole. Turn left on singletrack and encounter some moderately challenging waterbars that will be rideable by confident intermediates. Contour around a hill on nice, fairly easy trail with great scenery.

You'll pass the other end of Waterhole, and continue on good singletrack until you start descending steeply to a creek bottom. Many people will want to dismount for a few short sections. Once at the creek bottom, the trail has been re-routed recently and switchbacks up a fairly smooth gentle grade up to the parking area.

With the new re-routes its recommended to do this trail clockwise or you'll have a big hike a bike climb after the creek.

Most of the trail is intermediate, but the downhill to the creek on the east side is fairly technical in spots.
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PHOTOS of Rawhide
  5.0 from 3 votes
The climb up Belcher can be rough; but the views up top are oh so worth it (Golden, CO)
  4.0 from 2 votes
My favorite part of Rawhide Trail - fast, flowing singletrack filled wit... (Golden, CO)
  4.0 from 2 votes
The start of Rawhide is easy doubletrack with great views. (Golden, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
A memorial rest stop with a surprise view of Longs Peak way off in the d... (Coal Creek, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
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