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Rawhide Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.7 (25)

A nice flow trail with several challenging rocky sections and some nice drops, expect two hike-a-bike sections.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Singletrack

7,541' 2,299 m

High

7,080' 2,158 m

Low

589' 180 m

Up

617' 188 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

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Description

The White Ranch south side trails are the parks' best trails, however if your looking to add on some miles to the southern trails, Rawhide makes a great addition to your ride.

The trail starts with great flow on a smooth trail surface with great corners and little to no rock. After 1 mile of ripping your way down to the trails lowest point you are greeted with a buzz kill, a super steep and rocky few tight switchbacks. Unless you have your trail skills dialed you are probably hiking your bike. There is another hike-a-bike section almost identical to the first a few more minutes up the trail. After climbing for a bit you come across the second downhill segment which includes some great drops and tech sections, but flows very well. One more less technical climb, followed by a fast and flowing descent.

The singletrack portion of Rawhide ends as you intersect with Rawhide Trail Doubletrack. At this point you'll take a right and follow the well-maintained dirt road back up to the other the upper parking lot.

Contacts

Shared By:

Chuck McQuade

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  3.7 from 25 votes

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  3.7 from 25 votes
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Photos

My favorite part of Rawhide Trail - fast, flowing singletrack filled with flowers.
Jul 13, 2013 near Golden, CO
Clockwise descent of Rawhide trail at White Ranch in Golden, CO.
Apr 17, 2017 near Golden, CO
Rawhide Switchbacks at White Ranch, Golden CO.
Apr 17, 2017 near Golden, CO
A memorial rest stop with a surprise view of Longs Peak way off in the distance.
Jul 13, 2013 near Coal Creek, CO
Fun singletrack on Rawhide
Jul 13, 2013 near Golden, CO
More fun singletrack on Rawhide
Jul 13, 2013 near Golden, CO

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Jul 24, 2021
Tim Young
Be sure to do this one clock wise next time
Feb 7, 2021
Aiden Mills
Sweet trail. Lots off easy drops and roots. Some technical alternate line. 7.2mi — 1h 34m
Jan 23, 2021
Malia K
3.5mi — 1h 08m
Nov 1, 2020
Krisana Barrett
Next time: start on the dirt road to the west of the parking lot. We definitely ride this backwards this time 5.5mi — 1h 22m
Oct 11, 2020
Christopher Powell
tougher than expected 5.5mi — 2h 00m
Sep 27, 2020
Brian Healy
45h 00m
Sep 13, 2020
Trent McNamara
Great ride. Difficult in spots but beautiful views! 4mi — 0h 35m
Sep 13, 2020
Matthew Koenig
6.6mi