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Longhorn Trail

 4.5 (64)

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

626' 191 m

Ascent

-1,164' -355 m

Descent

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

7,438' 2,267 m

High

6,338' 1,932 m

Low

Shared By Matt Thoele

Conditions


All Clear 55 days ago
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Steep, strenuous and sun exposed.

Matt Thoele

Dogs Unknown

Features eMTB allowed

One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Description

This trail has some great technical features.

The portion of Longhorn Trail (0.9 miles) between Shorthorn Trail and Whippletree Trail is now designated single direction (west to east/downhill) only, mountain bike only. This section is steep and raw. Very fun for intermediate to advanced riders.

The part between Maverick and Shorthorn Trail is very fun. It's fast, with a lot of roots and rock drops with good corners. The final stretch between Shorthorn and Belcher hill has a couple of short steep climbs and then one last loose rocky descent with a couple of switchbacks.

Most people exit on Whippletree Trail but for a few extra feet of climbing you can catch a fast decent down Belcher Hill.

There are some amazing views of the Colorado front range.

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Aug 7, 2018
Kaleb Moore
super fun. uncle smashed his head on a rock 3mi
Jul 29, 2018
Paul Richard
Jul 25, 2018
Carina Claassen
Fun!!!
Jun 23, 2018
Greg Gowen
3mi
Jun 22, 2018
Jeff Berschling
Jun 22, 2018
Kevin Oconnell
Jun 20, 2018
Katie Purdy
Jun 11, 2018
Michael Burt

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  4.5 from 64 votes

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  4.5 from 64 votes
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Casey Vavrina
Fort Collins, CO
Casey Vavrina   Fort Collins, CO
Awwwwesome. May 5, 2017
Vaughn
Colorado
Vaughn   Colorado
Steep technical descent. Seemed like almost 100 waterbars to drop. Fun challenge but lacks flow. Definitely do not climb this. Oct 16, 2017
Without a doubt an amazing decent - agree with previous comments. Suggest taking whipperwill the rest of the way down to avoid the climb out at the end. This will test your mettle for descending - not for faint of heart or anyone below intermediate skill level otherwise hike-a-bike downhill may be in your future Jun 28, 2018

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