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  3.5 from 6 votes
blueBlack  Intermediate/Difficult from 2 votes
Rank: #21 in the Colorado Springs area
#651 in CO, #5,715 Overall
Views: 488. Last 30 days: 21
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°)
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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4.8 (6)
A life-changing 485 mile ride on the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango.
near Columbine Valley, CO
4.3 (8)
Better than Garden Of the Gods!
near Manitou Springs, CO
4.2 (10)
A Colorado Springs Classic, challenging climb with a screaming descent.
near Manitou Springs, CO

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