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Longhorn Trail

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 4.1 from 8 votes
  Difficult from 4 votes
Rank: #17 in the Denver area
#159 in CO, #1,350 Overall
Views: 606. Last 30 days: 35
Condition:
Aug 13 light rain, slighly wet
Trail near Golden,  area, 
“Steep, strenuous and sun exposed.”
Matt Thoele on Jun 8, 2013
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3.04.8 milesKilometers 646’197 m Ascent 7,471’2,277 m High 11.9% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -1,223’-373 m Descent 6,322’1,927 m Low 21.2% Max Grade
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This trail has some great technical features. The Shorthorn Trail cutoff is recommended as it has some great, fast technical sections. If you stay on Longhorn instead of the cutoff, it's very steep. It reminds me of biking down a steep water slide.

The part between Maverick and Shorthorn Trail is very fun. It's fast, with a lot of roots and rock drops with good corners. The final stretch between Shorthorn and Belcher hill has a couple of short steep climbs and then one last loose rocky descent with a couple of switchbacks.

There are some amazing views of the Colorado front range.
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 2.0 from 2 votes
Nice meadow on a rare easy section of Longhorn Trail (Golden, CO)
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Big views of the front range. (Golden, CO)
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