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Trail

3.0 mile 4.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 626' 191 m
Descent: -1,164' -355 m
High: 7,438' 2,267 m
Low: 6,338' 1,932 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Steep, strenuous and sun exposed.

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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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Apr 8, 2019
Lindsey Palmer
Nov 29, 2018
Faruk Ramovic
Sep 3, 2018
Kristopher Kaufmann
3mi
Aug 25, 2018
Mason R
Aug 18, 2018
Chas Semon
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!!!

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  4.5 from 77 votes

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  4.5 from 77 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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