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Belcher Hill

 2.8 (55)

4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,733' 528 m

Ascent

-437' -133 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

7,886' 2,404 m

High

6,153' 1,875 m

Low

Shared By Matt Thoele

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All Clear 2 days ago
Dry - very dry and loose History

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

Matt Thoele

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB 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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Aug 25, 2018
Sheldon Berke
Aug 22, 2018
Josh Peterson
uphill only 4.5mi
Aug 18, 2018
Chas Semon
Jul 3, 2018
Michelle Kinney
Struggled on the climb. Stopped under a tree for about 10 minutes. It was peaceful and nice to just relax in silence in nature. 4.5mi
Jun 25, 2018
Cody Olsen
Jun 23, 2018
Greg Gowen
2.5mi
Jun 22, 2018
Jeff Berschling
Jun 22, 2018
Kevin Oconnell

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  2.8 from 55 votes

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Casey Vavrina
Fort Collins, CO
Casey Vavrina   Fort Collins, CO
Jesus H., it's a climb. Worth it for Longhorn though. May 5, 2017
They say this is one of the tougher climbs in the front range and they would be right - SUSTAINED GRADE with loose gravel and steep step up type sections will take its toll on you if don't pace yourself. Coming down, Longhorn is the way to go if like step fast narrow tech drop stuff - super fun and well worth the long haul; however not for the beginner, or beginner/intermediate or faint of heart ... otherwise you might be the person who is hike a biking down hill Jun 28, 2018

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