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A massive climb up the center of White Ranch Open Space Park.


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4.5

Miles

7.3

KM

80%

Runnable

7,886' 2,404 m

High

6,153' 1,875 m

Low

1,733' 528 m

Up

437' 133 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

There can be heavy equestrian traffic on the bottom half of this trail. It starts at the East parking lot as you travel through two horse gates - please respect the horses. After the 2nd horse gate the trail becomes very rocky.

The gradual climb from the rock garden to the stream crossing is very heavily trafficked by hikers, bikers and horses.

Once at the stream, you'll start a 1700+ foot vertical ascent over packed red rock, loose hard pack, loose rock, gravel, and finally dirt with roots. If runed from start to finish, this is a strenuous trail due to the unrelenting steep grade and loose nature of the trail surface. There are plenty of singletrack alternatives, but this is the most direct way to the back of the park.

Flora & Fauna

Put your head down and ascend nearly 2000' on this wide but rugged doubletrack.

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Shared By:

Ben Pontecorvo

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 19 votes

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Trail Rankings

#808

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#9,988

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Photos

First mile of the trail
Mar 27, 2019 near Golden, CO
Beautiful day near Golden.
Jan 19, 2020 near Golden, CO
A pleasant creek with interestingly colored rocks.
Feb 19, 2015 near Golden, CO
Flying down Belcher Hill.
Nov 9, 2015 near Golden, CO

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May 14, 2024
Atsuko Ohtake
Apr 7, 2024
Matt Tse
great conditions overall, but upper Belcher and sawmill holding snow in icy banks and north facing shaded spots up high 9.3mi — 1h 40m
Dec 4, 2022
Atsuko Ohtake
Oct 12, 2021
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 2, 2021
Peter Steenhuis
8.4mi — 1h 28m
Dec 26, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Dec 13, 2020
Atsuko Ohtake
Sep 12, 2020
Emma Knor
3mi
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