Belcher Hill, Whippletree, Longhorn and Shorthorn Trail Loop

HARD 8 reviews

Belcher Hill, Whippletree, Longhorn and Shorthorn Trail Loop is a 6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Golden, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

snow

no shade

Longhorn trail is a mountain biking trail, so traffic is directional. Do not travel this trail in the opposite direction than the map shows.

hiking
muddy
private property
snow
20 days ago

Completed on 1/27/19. Super windy (34/mph) and cold day. Go through private property and get to the main trail(Longhorn). I went counterclockwise and realized that the map was showing the WRONG trail. It supposed to be Shorthorn but it stated Longhorn on the map I downloaded. Ended up cutting my hike short but since it was super windy and also one of my spikes broke off, it was better this way. The spikes saved me today. I'd recommend using it unless you have poles.

hiking
3 months ago

Clearly marked trail with a good upfront climb and nice views.

trail running
7 months ago

Can be very crowded with lots of bikes. Not good for dogs

hiking
28 days ago

3 months ago

mountain biking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Sunday, July 30, 2017