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Rawhide Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (34)

An undulating singletrack loop with a long steep section near the end.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

91%

Runnable

7,534' 2,296 m

High

7,089' 2,161 m

Low

766' 234 m

Up

780' 238 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Water bars and continual grade reversals make this an interesting run.

Description

Rawhide starts off with smooth, wide doubletrack that rolls just a bit until you hit a campground and the intersection with Waterhole Trail. Turn left on singletrack and encounter some water bars. Contour around a hill on nice, fairly easy trail with great scenery.

You'll pass the other end of Waterhole, and continue on good singletrack until you start descending steeply to a creek bottom. Once at the creek bottom, there is a half mile of very steep trail with more large water bars.

Doing the trail the other way will get the steep sections over with faster, but it's not necessarily better in either direction.

Contacts

Shared By:

Benjamin Pontecorvo with improvements by Nancy Snyder

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 34 votes

#121

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  4.2 from 34 votes
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#35

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#121

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Photos

One of the many vistas.
Nov 17, 2019 near Golden, CO
There are many great rocks along the trail mixed in among the trees.
Nov 17, 2019 near Golden, CO
Narrow gauge pathway!
Nov 17, 2019 near Golden, CO
A Culvert for the creek.  It was heavily shaded so there was quite a bit of snow when most of the trail was dry.
Nov 20, 2019 near Golden, CO
Cactus bloom
Apr 28, 2019 near Golden, CO
Enjoying the views
Apr 28, 2019 near Golden, CO

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May 12, 2021
Shannon Consolo
2mi
Aug 22, 2020
Toko Morimoto
Jun 13, 2020
Stephen F
May 25, 2020
Matt H
8mi
Jan 20, 2020
Geimi Chism
Very icy 5.6mi — 1h 40m
Sep 16, 2019
Emma H-p
After being sick it was a good trail to start on. Well maintained. Trail forces you to practice downhill and uphill running techniques. 5.4mi — 0h 54m
Sep 7, 2019
Stephen K
Aug 4, 2019
Josh M