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A massive climb up the center of White Ranch Open space park.


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Map Key

4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

Singletrack

7,886' 2,404 m

High

6,153' 1,875 m

Low

1,733' 528 m

Up

437' 133 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

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.

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Shared By:

Matt Thoele

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 95 votes

#179

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  2.9 from 95 votes
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Trail Rankings

#72

in Colorado

#179

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One of the best downhill rips on the Front Range.  But the climb is a grunt!  Earn your turns!!
May 3, 2022 near Golden, CO
Nice spot for a break under a withered pine on a switchback
Oct 4, 2019 near Golden, CO
East intersection of Belcher Hill and Mustang.
May 29, 2016 near Golden, CO
You climb, and climb, and climb.  When you're done, climb some more.  But there's a nice view of Denver if you turn around...
Nov 7, 2013 near Golden, CO
White Ranch Park, NE of Golden, Colorado
Nov 8, 2013 near Golden, CO
Near the top of upper Belcher Hill on the singletrack climb - looking back towards Denver
May 22, 2013 near Golden, CO
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