MTB Project Logo

Belcher Hill

Difficult
 2.9 (80)

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


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Matt Thoele

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 80 votes

#128

Overall
  2.9 from 80 votes
5 Star
10%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
26%
2 Star
35%
1 Star
9%
Trail Rankings

#49

in Colorado

#128

Overall
201 Views Last Month
11,675 Since May 6, 2013
Difficult

0%
0%
17%
8%
76%
0%

Photos

Nice spot for a break under a withered pine on a switchback
Oct 4, 2019 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
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
The gate into White Ranch
May 6, 2013 near Golden, CO

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 10 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

May 8, 2021
Austin Imig
Steep fire road with loose rocks
Dec 28, 2020
Jeff Wagner
Dec 24, 2020
Richard Maker
Climbed to round up loop to start my descent 2.8mi — 1h 14m
Nov 27, 2020
Jamey Mossengren
Nov 12, 2020
Paul Larson
Oct 16, 2020
Matt Castelli
Cleaned the hill- gotta get the rock garden clean up, cleaned it dowb
Sep 20, 2020
Doug Hearon
A
Sep 14, 2020
javier lebaron