1 miles
Distance
556 ft
Climb
-137 ft
Descent
00:21:49
Avg time

Longhorn Details

  • Riding Area
    White Ranch Park
    Golden, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #9583 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking

If you were to ride one trail in the front range, this should be it. It has drops, steep technical sections, and fast bermy corners. Most bike traffic goes down longhorn . Some bikers prefer to get to the top of longhorn via Belcher. Please note; this is a multi use trail and you may encounter traffic coming up as you are descending.

Disclaimer

There is a section of Longhorn that is now bike and downhill only! This section starts from the North end of the Shorthorn intersection and goes down to the North end of Whippletree.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Longhorn bike trail
  • Altitude change
    419 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,454 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,980 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,454 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,872 ft
  • Grade
    7.282%
  • Grade max
    -22.669%
  • Grade min
    37.42%
  • Distance climb
    4,448 ft
  • Distance down
    1,246 ft
  • Distance flat
    54 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:28
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Status:
on Nov 1, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to longhorn-13543 trailhead (39.812682, -105.264258)
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Longhorn Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:32pm
Nov 1, 2018
Sun exposed so dry and great riding!
Aug 19, 2018 @ 12:48pm
Aug 19, 2018
The trails received a little rain while I was there, but not enough to make a huge impact - just enough to keep the dust down temporarily.
May 9, 2018 @ 8:04pm
May 9, 2018
Apr 15, 2018 @ 4:11pm
Apr 15, 2018
Feb 18, 2018 @ 1:18pm
Feb 18, 2018
a bit muddy but rideable
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Photos

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27 |
Jun 25, 2018 @ 7:46am
Jun 25, 2018
Longhorn, Constantine
18 |
Jun 25, 2018 @ 7:46am
Jun 25, 2018
Longhorn, Constantine
18 |
Jun 25, 2018 @ 7:45am
Jun 25, 2018
Longhorn, Constantine
107 |
Apr 30, 2018 @ 11:21am
Apr 30, 2018
Longhorn, Denver

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9 Reviews & Comments

  • - 2
flag jfsport73 (Jun 30, 2017 at 10:04)
 Bad trail! Lot of √©rosion, no fun!!!
Bad climb
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  • + 1
flag mtbyetico (Jun 30, 2017 at 11:32)
 Depends on what you like.
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  • - 2
flag jfsport73 (Jun 30, 2017 at 10:22)
 Come on , it's not a 5 stars!!!
I plan my trip on that!!!
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  • + 1
flag mtbyetico (Jun 30, 2017 at 11:31)
 It depend on what you like...
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  • - 2
flag jfsport73 (Jun 30, 2017 at 11:05)
 It's one way trail. Dowhill trail! Lot's of loose rock!
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  • + 1
flag mtbyetico (Jun 30, 2017 at 11:30)
 It's a multi use bidirectional trail. Most people prefer to ride it downhill though.
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  • + 0
flag rhamman (Jul 28, 2017 at 11:31)
 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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  • + 0
flag ironhorsebike1 (Sep 6, 2017 at 9:23)
 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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  • + 1
flag COmoose (Jun 13, 2018 at 14:45)
 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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