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Longhorn Trail

 45 votes

3.0 Miles 4.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

626' 191 m

Ascent

-1,164' -355 m

Descent

7,438' 2,267 m

High

6,338' 1,932 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Minor Issues

9 days agoUpdate

Steep, strenuous and sun exposed.

Matt Thoele

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This trail has some great technical features. The Shorthorn Trail cutoff is recommended as it has some great, fast technical sections. If you stay on Longhorn instead of the cutoff, it's very steep. It reminds me of biking down a steep water slide.

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.

There are some amazing views of the Colorado front range.

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Minor Issues 9 days ago
Some Mud, Icy - North dancing and lowest point of trail have small amounts of snow and water bars are icy, some mud from slowly melting snow
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Brian Smith
Boulder, CO
Brian Smith   Boulder, CO  
Best descent on the Front Range. Apr 11, 2017
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

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