7.0 miles
Distance
1,633 ft
Climb
-1,637 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Start with a leg burner uphill and finish with the best downhill in the front range.

Detailed Description
Quick Burner is a 7 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 6 trails. This route climbs 1,633 ft with a max elevation of 7,444 ft then descends -1,637 ft.
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22 Reviews & Comments

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lblackwell (May 31, 2022 at 14:40)
Good trail but very technical and not for XC bikes. Uphill is very steep
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Synthe (May 23, 2022 at 18:19)
Holy crap this trail is gnarly. Most features require complete commitment though nothing is huge- 2ft drop onto very steep rock. This is a must ride but do not underestimate the difficulty if you are an intermediate rider as you will quickly get in over your head and there are 2-3 features that require proper setup and commitment with little room for error - these caught me off guard so stay sharp!
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hi-dr-nick Reporter (Nov 22, 2021 at 20:08)
As rad as this trail is I agree a bit with the comment above. When I rode this trail years ago before the DH designation it was most definitely gnarlier.
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mrbliu (Jul 30, 2021 at 8:50)
COMBA has been adding some questionable features to lower Longhorn. Speed bumps right before turns and unnecessary berms. From an accessibility standpoint it makes sense, however they're effectively making this trail softer. If novice riders find this trail too hard to ride, keep riding until you have built up the confidence for it, don't alter the trail so it's easier and ruin it for everyone else.
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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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hartdds (May 15, 2021 at 14:03)
A bitchy-good trail whose rocky nature demands full commitment. Perhaps some of the best technical in the Front Range. If you don’t trust yourself or your bike 100%, stay away lest you risk almost certain injury.
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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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Mountainviolinist (Aug 23, 2020 at 11:22)
Just rode this for the first time today and yes there are a lot of waterbar drops but still pretty sweet. The only spot where I pulled up short was a short steep section that caught by surprise as it’s right after a curve. You see it for the first time and are kinda like “yeah, definite OTB/injury potential.” If I knew it was there and managed the turn correctly I’d stay high right and I think that’d be alright. Recently volunteers constructed a new trail emerging at the end of middle Longhorn. Thank you!!!
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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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Jrlieber (Jul 27, 2020 at 20:03)
This is very technical with lots of drops. Not flowy. Be forewarned. It that’s your thing you’ll love it. Not for a xc bike tho.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:29)
Trail Whippletree
Whip fast, fun and flowy with very small drops and rocks. This trail is a great way to finish off a ride, after blasting down Longhorn Tr. It has nice, banked turns, which add to the flow and allow you to torch down the hill at top speed. I would highly recommend this trail- it is a nice way to link Longhorn back up to Belcher Hill.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:24)
Much more technical than the upper portion of Longhorn. The wooden drops are so much fun to bomb down, and the rock chutes are amazing- super steep and rough with an abundance of traction. This is only a bad trail if you dislike steep and rocky terrain, or if you are riding above your skill level.
This portion is bikes only, downhill only, meaning you can throw caution to the wind and let go of your brakes around blind turns. The banked turns do a great job of helping you maintain speed- whoever built this trail knew what they were doing.
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AlexanderCR (Jul 10, 2020 at 16:17)
Trail Longhorn
This is a amazing trail. I would highly recommend descending it. It has some steep rock chutes, and lots of bermed turns. Braking bumps before turns and dry, loose conditions make this trail even more technical than it normally is. It is packed with log drops that are simply amazing to hit at speed. Watch your speed around blind corners-this first portion of Longhorn is multi-directional.
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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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Elliot252003 (Aug 6, 2019 at 8:28)
Go ride this trail. And ride it fast. All of the dirt drops with wooden ledges are insane amounts of fun if you hit them at speed. Add to that some awesome natural rock features and you have an amazing trail.
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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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WillieB (Jun 12, 2019 at 6:35)
Brutal trail that mostly consists of "steep flow mank" (as my buddy described it). This is only a "great trail" if you live in the front range and are subjected to hellishly steep, rocky, and poorly built trails all the time. But still...its about as good as that Front Range trail genre can be.
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Trails in Route

Belcher Hill1 mile
Maverick5,112 ft
Longhorn2,589 ft
Middle Longhorn4,698 ft
Whippletree3,340 ft
Belcher Hill1 mile

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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More Stats for Quick Burner mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,147 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,172 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,171 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -53.8%
  • Grade min
    55.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    574 ft
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