Cindy M. on Belcher Hill Trail
I came out on Monday morning looking for new turf. I did a combo of the Belcher, Whipple,.Longhorn and Short horn for a 3 hour trek. Lots of horse poo in spots and maybe 3 or 4 mountain bikes in the beginning but the rest of it I was completely alone, which is what I like. Lots of change in elevation and not the most interesting scenery until you get to the top when there are more boulders. That said, it was pretty much your basic scrub trail typical of the front range. Probably won't go back as there are more interesting places to.go. obviously from the terrain and tread wear this is a big biking spot, too.
Well-shaded, relatively easy hike with some nice views. I did the Rawhide Trail Loop, and have to say that the experience is a little more serene for one half of the trail, than it is for the other - If you start the loop by going to the left, the trail is essentially just a dirt road, but becomes more wooded as you progress. I did it on a Sunday afternoon and there were relatively few people on the trail.