8.1 miles
Distance
2,031 ft
Climb
-2,034 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Up Belcher, right on Maverick, right on Longhorn

Technical climb up Belcher - lots of rock gardens and easy to pick wrong line (stay high)

Technical descents down Maverick and Longhorn - flowy sections mixed in with rocks/boulders

Detailed Description
Belmavhorn is a 8 mile popular expert route located near Golden Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 2,031 ft with a max elevation of 7,444 ft then descends -2,034 ft.
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20 Reviews & Comments

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boatshredder (Jul 2, 2021 at 21:50)
Trail Belcher Hill
Fun
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boatshredder (Jul 2, 2021 at 21:50)
Trail Belcher Hill
Fun
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andy-legrunge (Oct 19, 2020 at 8:19)
Trail Belcher Hill
I don't think it's all that technical for the most part, except a few short sections. Mostly just steep, loose, and emotionally draining, though entirely rideable. Worth it to access better trails higher up, and the views are nice. Can be super busy with hikers and families esp down low.
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andy-legrunge (Oct 19, 2020 at 8:19)
Trail Belcher Hill
I don't think it's all that technical for the most part, except a few short sections. Mostly just steep, loose, and emotionally draining, though entirely rideable. Worth it to access better trails higher up, and the views are nice. Can be super busy with hikers and families esp down low.
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Jrlieber (Jul 27, 2020 at 20:05)
Trail Belcher Hill
Very steep bordering on too hard to ride, esp nonstop. 1300 feet in 3 miles.
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Jrlieber (Jul 27, 2020 at 20:05)
Trail Belcher Hill
Very steep bordering on too hard to ride, esp nonstop. 1300 feet in 3 miles.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:12)
Trail Maverick
After summiting Belcher Hill, you are faced with this intermediate trail. It has great flow, some water bars/rollers that are fun to gap off of, and small drops. Nothing is too technical, but expect braking bumps before turns due to heavy use. This trail is one of my personal favorites at White Ranch, because it flows well, and has a good mix of slightly technical obstacles. A blast on a Hardtail, or any short travel bike.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:08)
Trail Belcher Hill
A steep, technical grind up to a summit with neat views of Golden and Boulder. This trail is highly technical, and very steep in places. I would not recommend descending it, as there are no berms or other features except baby head rocks and boulders. All you will be doing is braking. Still, this trail is a great connector to Mustang Trail and Maverick Trail from the lower parking lot. You are good technical climber if you can clean it, and a XC God if you can do it without stopping for water.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:08)
Trail Belcher Hill
A steep, technical grind up to a summit with neat views of Golden and Boulder. This trail is highly technical, and very steep in places. I would not recommend descending it, as there are no berms or other features except baby head rocks and boulders. All you will be doing is braking. Still, this trail is a great connector to Mustang Trail and Maverick Trail from the lower parking lot. You are good technical climber if you can clean it, and a XC God if you can do it without stopping for water.
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Seffdog94 (Oct 7, 2019 at 12:50)
Trail Longhorn
Trail descriptions: Steep, rocky, medium to high consequence, technical. Would not recommend riding up. If you don't have mountain bike skills do not ride. Started from top and climb up was difficult.
Have fun!
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WillieB (Jun 12, 2019 at 6:39)
Trail Maverick
In my mind this trail is better than longhorn. Not too steep and nice flow with waterbar jumps
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COmoose (Jun 13, 2018 at 14:45)
Trail Longhorn
Hoping that since Longhorn will now be bike-only, directional it does not attract trail-building attention - it's already SO perfect!
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ironhorsebike1 (Sep 6, 2017 at 9:23)
Trail Longhorn
I have been riding Front Range for 20 years. This is the best trail within 75 miles for steep, fast, technical DESCENDING. Climb Belcher Hill trail to beging descending on Maverick. Ride the rest down Longhorn.
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rhamman (Jul 28, 2017 at 11:31)
Trail Longhorn
Fun trail! Fast single track with lots of small drops. Don't ride up this trail, you'll be walking your bike a lot.
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Trails in Route

Belcher Hill1 mile
Maverick5,112 ft
Longhorn1 mile
Belcher Hill3,517 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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More Stats for Belmavhorn mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,147 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,175 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,171 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -44.3%
  • Grade min
    50.9%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    666 ft
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White Ranch Park Colorado
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Dec 21, 2022 @ 1:28pm
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Death ice in shaded areas
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Did anyone happen to find a Garmin at the TH? If so pls email wtylerprince@gmail.com. Thanks!
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