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black Longhorn Trail

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Trail

3.0 mile 4.8 kilometer point to point
71% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 646' 197 m
Descent: -1,223' -373 m
High: 7,471' 2,277 m
Low: 6,322' 1,927 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)

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Trail shared by Benjamin Pontecorvo

Steep, strenuous and sun-exposed.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

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Must take Shorthorn Trail where Longhorn becomes a BIKES ONLY descent to Whippletree.

Runner Notes

The unrelenting steep grades on this trail make it a great hill training tool.

Description

This trail is steep and strenuous. The Shorthorn Trail cutoff is required as Longhorn becomes BIKES ONLY at this intersection. Shorthorn Trail has some great, fast, technical sections.

The part between Maverick and Shorthorn Trail is notably steeper. The final stretch between Shorthorn and Belcher Hill has a couple of short, steep pitches and then one last loose, rocky descent with a couple of switchbacks.

There are some amazing views of the Colorado Front Range.

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Apr 15, 2017
Lynda Wacht

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ChrisG George
Westminster
ChrisG George   Westminster
WARNING! This trail is now closed to ALL FOOT TRAFFIC! Bike users in Jeffco have petitioned and the county is now designating this trial downhill only and only for MTB Users...... jeffco.us/civicalerts.aspx?… Jun 4, 2018

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