Buckhorn

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  3.5 from 8 votes
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Rank: #3 in the Colorado Springs area
#443 in CO, #3,777 Overall
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Jun 2 Green - Mostly Dry
Trail in the area near Manitou Springs,
“Runored to have been built years ago by Doug Bradbury, it's a solid climb to a fabulous viewpoint!”
The Kraken on Apr 4, 2013
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2.13.3 milesKilometers 604’184 m Ascent 8,238’2,511 m High 9% Avg Grade (5°)
Singletrack Type -369’-112 m Descent 7,633’2,327 m Low 18% Max Grade (10°)
Description
Start on Gold Camp Road just before the seven bridges trailhead, you'll see the entrance off to the right as it heads uphill. After a short, technical climb, the trail makes a sharp right turn to the east and continues uphill.

Just keep on climbing until you reach the saddle. Turn right at the saddle, follow the ridgeline and you'll be rewarded with a view of the entire canyon.

From here it's a moderately techy run down to High Drive and the start of Captain Jack's trail.
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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of Buckhorn
  3.8 from 4 votes
Top of buckhorn Loop entering the downhill of Capt'n Jacks! (Manitou Springs, CO)
  3.8 from 4 votes
Top of Captain Jack's (Manitou Springs, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Guess I'm not in Savannah anymore... Taking in the vista prior to sampli... (Manitou Springs, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Halfway up Buckhorn (Manitou Springs, CO)
  2.7 from 3 votes
Top of Captain Jacks, enjoying the view before the drop in. (Manitou Springs, CO)
  2.3 from 3 votes
Overlook westward from the trail's apex. (Manitou Springs, CO)