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Belcher Hill

 44 votes

4.5 Miles 7.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,733' 528 m

Ascent

-437' -133 m

Descent

7,886' 2,404 m

High

6,153' 1,875 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

All Clear

12 days agoUpdate

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

Matt Thoele

Overview

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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Dec 10, 2017
Joshua Bent
the steepest incline ive.ever encoumtered 8mi
Dec 2, 2017
Julian Harig
The hike to the top is worth it 7.5mi — 3h 00m
Oct 7, 2017
Tarnelope
Sep 9, 2017
Kai Mazurczyk
Sep 9, 2017
Paul Billings
A necessary evil to get to the top of Mustang, Rawhide, and Longhorn unless you have the luxury of a shuttle.
Aug 13, 2017
Phil Stockman
6mi
Jul 15, 2017
Andy Sanchez
busy. 2.5mi
Jul 13, 2017
Cara Hubbell
Brutal climb, technical, lose rock, wide, straight, and boring. I won't be back.

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  2.7 from 44 votes

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#232

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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

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