White Ranch

Rated: Intermediate to Advanced. A granny gear ascent up 1800+ ft on the Belcher Hill trail which some consider to be a brutish climb of scree and loose debris but with spectacular views of the surrounding Rocky mountains and wildlife. Side trails (Maverick, Mustang, Longhorn, Shorthorn) offer logs, rocks, technical descents.

Trail Map: http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/white-ranch-park/

Directions: Take Colorado Highway 93 north from Golden 1.7 miles to west 56th Avenue. Turn left (west) on Pine Ridge Road and travel about 1 mile to the east parking lot. http://mapq.st/z8Xtow