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Rawhide Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.8 (14)

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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  3.8 from 14 votes

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  3.8 from 14 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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Sep 27, 2019
Eric Volk
Fun, lots of climbing. Did several different trails/segments 7.9mi
Sep 4, 2019
Jack McCaffery
Very flowy. Dismounted 4-5x. A few very challenging climbs and dicey drops but mostly pretty accessible. — 1h 10m
Jun 29, 2019
Brian Weiss
Jun 27, 2019
Hunter Ruth
Nice and cool, pretty technical 7mi — 1h 00m
Jun 16, 2019
Sue U.
Fun! Couldn't make a few of the rocky uphills. Keep trying!
Jun 12, 2019
Alex Balister
Jun 1, 2019
Kelly Stymiest
3.4mi
Apr 26, 2019
mike bankoff

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