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Rawhide Trail

 3.8 (6)

3.4 Miles 5.5 Kilometers


Singletrack

589' 180 m

Ascent

-617' -188 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

7,541' 2,299 m

High

7,080' 2,158 m

Low

Shared By Chuck McQuade

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

Chuck McQuade

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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.

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Check-Ins

Sep 13, 2018
Ryan Linker
3.4mi
Aug 6, 2018
Christian Wendlandt
Ari's first blue/black 5.5mi — 2h 00m
Jul 22, 2018
mike bankoff
Jun 14, 2018
John Vernon
6.4mi
Jun 9, 2018
Rob Ups
demo 8.8mi
Jun 2, 2018
Patrick Csongei
Started at the TH and rode Rawhide Loop, then came through White Ranch on Mustang Trail and back up to TH 10.4mi — 1h 40m

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  3.8 from 6 votes

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  3.8 from 6 votes
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#708

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This a great respite from the heat in the summer time as the back 2/3s is mostly treed and because your at altitude much cooler than other front range locales. There are few hike-a-bike sections more so because they come up on you so quick your not ready for them. Overall this mostly up and down loop with give all you want and then some - it has some great views and generally is a path less traveled even during peak times Jun 28, 2018

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