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Goldcamp to top of Capt'n Jacks

Average Rating:    (4.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Take Lower Gold Camp Road past the colapsed tunnel up to where it meets upper Gold Camp Road (5 miles). Take Upper Gold Camp past Rosemont Resevour till you see a sign on your right designating the forestry service arrow designations. You will also see a cattle pen on your right next to the sign. This is trail 668. Take a right on this Jeep trail and ride until you see the sign for captain Jacks trail system. Enter the single track and ride down hill until you end up back at the Gold Camp parking area. There are many options to reach your end designation. This is a long ride about 30-40 miles with half road and half single track. It is an awsome ride! The downhills are very technical so watch it on the way down.
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Latitude
38.81135594620183
Longitude
-104.87960815429688
Trail Directions
Take Cheyenne Mtn Road past Helen Hunt Falls to the to where Lower Gold Camp Road is blocked by a gate.
Trail Length
40 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Colorado Springs
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
May 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: tony , from colorado springs

Summary:
This ride will leave you tired. Gold camp road is a boring section: it's hot, dry, and pretty bleak after you've ridden its entirety several times, so you might want to take st. martys trail so you can skip most of gold camp. carry a map. be ready for loose conditions, especially on the downhill.

Recommended Route:
Start at your house. ride up cheyenne blvd to the chutes. Ride up gold camp road to the turn-off by rosemont resevior, go up that till you see the trail sign with the map on it. blast down the trails (don't worry too much about getting lost; most of the trails funnel back together).

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try 'em all



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Review Date
July 15, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Big Brain on Brad , from Boone, NC

Summary:
I drove solo road trip out West in the summer of 2000. I was recommended in Colorado Springs to check out Cheyenne Canyon. I started at the bottom at 7 a.m. Hiked with my bike on my back on some real steep trail. Ended up 8 hours later on top of Pike's Peak. Camped on top of "Microwave Towers" in my bivy sac. Got real cold and rode down Captain Jack's, ending it at night. What can I say?-- THE RIDE OF MY LIFE!!! I laughed out loud descending big-ring style through Alpine singletrack for about 14 miles... incredible!!! 8 hours up, 1 hour down. Liked it so much, I'm leaving next week to do it all again (7/20). AWESOME!!! The best trail in my 2 week CO/UT tour, matter of fact, this is the best trail I have ever ridden. Yep.

Recommended Route:
?

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Palmer Park in Colorado Springs was pretty fun for a technical 2-3 hour ride.



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Review Date
July 4, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Josh Budimlya , from Colorado Springs

Summary:
I rode this trail in the fall of 2000. It was a great downhil, but it puts you a long way from help if you get hurt, or break a part. The trail is a ton of fun and about a 2.5 hour downhill. I recomend taking someone who has ridden this trail before on your fisrt descent. There are a number of forks where one could get lost.
If you love a fun fast and technical single track you'll love this trail.

Recommended Route:
Either same as above, or drive to the top and shuttle back up to the car at the end of the ride. To drive it, take old stage road up hill from the broadmoore area and park at the north side of rosemont resevoir. Then ride up jeep trail #668 from there.



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Review Date
July 14, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: i dont have one , from colorado springs

Summary:
its hard but when they say captain jacks, they mean jones downhill. i love jones and upper gold camp, they mean old stage road. thats all i have to say

Recommended Route:
i would make one change, instead of riding gold camp all the way, take st. marys for some single track. its fun stuff

Other recommended trails in the same area:
cptn jacks, st. mary's ,baldy, section 16



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