1 mile
Distance
134 ft
Climb
-634 ft
Descent
00:09:57
Avg time

Middle Longhorn Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    White Ranch Park
    Golden, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #50934 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 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. This section of Longhorn is now a directional, downhill only, mountain bike only trail.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Middle Longhorn mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -499 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,320 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,954 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,954 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,457 ft
  • Grade
    -9.3%
  • Grade max
    -65.2%
  • Grade min
    26%
  • Distance climb
    1,240 ft
  • Distance down
    3,986 ft
  • Distance flat
    125 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:57
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Status:
on Jan 30, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.55 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Middle Longhorn Trail Reports

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      Jan 30, 2021 @ 11:45am
      Jan 30, 2021
      Jan 11, 2021 @ 12:23pm
      Jan 11, 2021
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 9:38am
      Jan 4, 2021
      Dec 24, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Dec 24, 2020
      It’s ok to ride it but there are some shade sections with lots of ice that can make you take a big fall, so I wouldn’t recommend to ride it
      Dec 22, 2020 @ 6:44am
      Dec 22, 2020
      Sections with snow in the melt freeze cycle, ride early when it's frozen.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 984 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,326 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      White Ranch - Grand Tour
      20 miles
      Quick Burner
      7 miles

      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      • + 1
      Elliot252003 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      AlexanderCR Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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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      • + 0
      Mountainviolinist Trailforks Pro Subscriber (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!!!
      [Reply]

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