Chutes - Gold Camp Rd - Buckhorn - Captain Jack's
ElevationAscent: 1,990' 607 m
Descent: -1,989' -606 m
High: 8,229' 2,508 m
Low: 6,245' 1,904 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A classic tour of Cheyenne Canyon - a long, scenic climb up followed by a classic downhill.”— The Kraken
A few more miles and another tunnel later, you'll reach the parking lot at the top of the Cheyenne Canon paved road. Continue through the lot, through the metal gate, and you'll soon reach the bottom of Buckhorn trail. If you make a sharp turn left on the road at the end of the canyon, you've gone too far.
Take the right fork up Buckhorn - 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.
Captain Jack's is wide singletrack, very fast, with just a few short uphill sections. There aren't any intersections to worry about, so let it rip! Turn right, follow Captain Jack's along the ridgeline, then down to cross High Drive.
Continue down Jack's to the bottom, where it exits out onto Gold Camp Road next to tunnel #1. Return home down through the Chutes.