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Buckhorn to Captain Jacks

Average Rating:    (3.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Mellow upper climb smooth dirt / hardpack and some loose gravel 1/2 way up. Good work-out with a couple of tight turns and drop offs. That was buckhorn. Captain Jacks is the other half of the ride, all down hill toboggin run style in places. Gets hairy,,, be careful. At Jacks end, take dirt road to the right for a short cooldown back to the parking area. This ride will kill 1.5 to 2 hours. You will like it or learn to
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Latitude
38.79021858794648
Longitude
-104.90724563598633
Trail Directions
Park above Helen Hunt Falls at parking lot near gated road.
Trail Length
approx 8
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Colorado Springs
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Review Date
May 20, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bachman1961 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Buckhorn to Capt Jacks via the Chutes;

Did this many years ago and is still the epic ride of memory. Knew a bit of what a ride it was from doing parts of it before but linking it together, I was amazed to have it not wiped me out (slight lie). I started the ride after working the midnight shift and when I got home, I slept for 17 hours.
17 hours !! My personal best.





Recommended Route:
Jacks parking lot would be the shortest route for Buckhorn/C Jacks and a good way to not kill flatlanders that are here visiting. After that pick your workout level form where you want. I'll work up to it and do it again ,, not sure how soon though.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
St Marys falls; good workout

7 Bridges; I hiked it once and biked it once ,,, might be a bit too craggy or technical for most tastes.... read Slow.

Wandering all of Cheyenne Canyon-

other areas nearby----Red Rocks- Palmer Park- Ute Valley-



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Review Date
August 22, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: spikehj ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I like this trail as part of a loop which can add variety and distance. Singel track in good shape, nice consistent 1 mile climb. Well worth it to access Captain Jack's as a downhill.

Recommended Route:
Gold Camp road tp Buckhorn



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Review Date
September 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Fischman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Not a bad little trail. A good, consistent climb which you can then link with a whole network of other, more interesting trails in the canyon. Some parts are unpleasantly sandy and others can be disturbingly off-camber.



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Review Date
August 8, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bixbytk ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
this trail is the best I have ridden buckhorn is a great cardio workout and jacks is awsome downhill. the only draw back is the motorcycles. They tear up the trail and never yeild to cyclist. The trail would be in alot better shape if it wasn't for the gearheads. Buckhorns is supposed to be of limits for motorcycles but they still use it. When you first turn of into the singletrack onto buckhorns ther is a huge rock that is a real momentum killer if you clean this your good. The rest of buckhorns is pretty clear. Be careful of the loose skee on the downhill section of buckhorns, another gift from the moto guys. This trail gives you alot of downhill for little climbing. Always an epic ride.

Recommended Route:
park at first parking lot heading west on gold camp road an ride gold camp past the high drive parking lot to buck horns. Local bike shops have great maps of the area.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything in palmer park, barr trail if you want a good climbing workout.



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Review Date
September 6, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Pete , from Keystone CO

Summary:
This trail is a nice quick little loop. It has a pretty steep climb if your on a heavy bike, but just nice if your on a xc. Jacks is great, you can carry a ton of speed through a lot of sections. Just watch it on weekends and listen for fast dirt bikers coming up hill.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
yes, yes I can



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