White Ranch

Golden, Colorado

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White Ranch offers grueling climbs, steep and narrow descents, and tight switchbacks. The route described here includes all of these features but is still only a small sampling of what White Ranch has to offer. With steep grades, loose rock and plastic erosion bars strewn across the trail, the initial climb from the parking lot is one of the toughest on the Front Range. From there, riders are offered fast descents along precipitously sloping terrain and through mixed conifer and pinon forests. Though close to Golden, Boulder, and Denver, White Ranch is seldom crowded, largely due to its being viewed as a more advanced area to mountain bike. Terrain: Singletrack and doubletrack which runs over very rocky terrain, as well as very smooth, forested terrain.

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"White Ranch offers grueling climbs, steep and narrow descents, and tight switchbacks. The route described here includes all of these features but is still only a small sampling of what White Ranch has to offer. With steep grades, loose rock and plastic erosion bars strewn across the trail, the initial climb from the parking lot is one of the toughest on the Front Range.

From there, riders are offered fast descents along precipitously sloping terrain and through mixed conifer and pinon forests. Though close to Golden, Boulder, and Denver, White Ranch is seldom crowded, largely due to its being viewed as a more advanced area to mountain bike. Terrain: Singletrack and doubletrack which runs over very rocky terrain, as well as very smooth, forested terrain."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Golden
Distance: 8.4
Elevation Gain: 1,835 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: Advanced Riders, 1.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 2 - 2.5 hours
Season: April to November
Trailhead Elevation: 6,200 feet
Top Elevation: 7,200 feet
Local Contacts: Jefferson County Open Space
Local Maps: USGS Golden, Ralston Buttes. Trails Illustrated map: #102. White Ranch Park Map. Jefferson County Open Space
Driving Directions: Directions to White Ranch

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May 2018