Belcher Hill

Consensus:    (details)
  3.1 from 19 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 10 votes
Rank: #2 in the Golden area
#265 in CO, #2,885 Overall
Views: 2,495. Last 30 days: 144
Condition Details | Update
Aug 24 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Golden,
“A massive climb up the center of White Ranch Open space park.”
Matt Thoele on May 6, 2013
Getting There     GPX File     Print
4.57.3 milesKilometers 1,733’528 m Ascent 7,886’2,404 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -437’-133 m Descent 6,153’1,875 m Low 24% Max Grade (14°)
1:26 average time for 8.1 miles. Details

There can be heavy hiker and equestrian traffic near on the bottom half of this trail. It starts at the East parking lot as you travel through 2 horse gates - please respect the horses. After the 2nd horse gate there is a very challenging rock garden. The trick is to keep your speed up.

The gradual climb from the rock garden to the stream crossing is very heavily trafficked by hikers, bikers and horses. Ride with caution.

Once at the stream you'll start a 1700+ vertical ascent over packed red rock, loose over hard pack, loose rock, gravel, and finally dirt with roots.

There are some steep sections (both up and down) that will challenge intermediates, particularly the large water bars.

On the descent there is an awesome double drop just west of the intersection with Wippletree trail.
View in 3D
5.0 (1)
near Golden, CO
4.5 (25)
This technical front range ride is only possible on even numbered days but it...
near West Pleasant View, CO
4.4 (8)
The course of the eponymous underground, unsanctioned, unofficial, mountain b...
near Nederland, CO

Your To-Do List: Not on it   Add it! | Your Full List ›
Your Check-Ins:
Add a New Check-In | View All ›
Your Opinion:
Difficulty: -none- Change to: greengreenBlueblueblueBlackblackdoubleblack
Share This Page
Improve This Page
Add Photo or Map Symbol
Edit Description or GPS track

PHOTOS of Belcher Hill
  2.8 from 4 votes
White Ranch Park, NE of Golden, Colorado (Golden, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
East intersection of Belcher Hill and Mustang. (Golden, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Near the top of upper Belcher Hill on the singletrack climb - looking ba... (Golden, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
You climb, and climb, and climb. When you're done, climb some more. Bu... (Golden, CO)
  2.0 from 3 votes
East intersection of Belcher Hill and Mustang looking Southeast. (Golden, CO)
  1.3 from 3 votes
The gate into White Ranch (Golden, CO)