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Captain Jack's

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

3.4 mile 5.5 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 38' 12 m
Descent: -1,071' -326 m
High: 8,241' 2,512 m
Low: 7,188' 2,191 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by The Kraken

The world famous Captain Jack's downhill.

The Kraken

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Description

This is a true multi-use trail (hiking, mtb, horses, and moto's). Moto's have recently been let back on this classic trail so be on the lookout and keep your ears open for them.

The trail is wide singletrack, very fast, with just a few short uphill sections. There aren't any intersections to worry about.

Start at the top of High Drive heading North from the parking area. Roll it as fast as you like until you finally come out on Gold Camp Road by Tunnel #1.

Beware the gravel! When it's dry, the gravel can be quite deep and sandy. When it's moist and tacky, though, it's a hoot.

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May 27, 2020
Joe Black
May 12, 2020
James Cook
Apr 7, 2020
Rob Marshall
Jacks has very limited snow/wet patches in the first mile or so... on north side of May's Peak. Otherwise it's great. 14mi — 1h 55m
Mar 24, 2020
Austin Martin
Nov 20, 2019
Morgan Henson
Great downhill run, wonderful run!
Aug 28, 2019
Chris Xavier
3.4mi
Aug 14, 2019
Ryan Walsh
Super sandy and rutted from all the rain we have gotten. Still pretty fun but the chutes are in much better shape.
Jun 27, 2019
Jim Dover

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 93 votes

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  4.7 from 93 votes
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#2

in Colorado

#11

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Photos

Shredding Cpt. Jacks in the snow
Mar 1, 2019 near Manitou…, CO
Top of buckhorn Loop entering the downhill of Capt'n Jacks!
Jul 3, 2014 near Manitou…, CO
Captain Jacks
Nov 17, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Full 360-degree views.
Aug 2, 2016 near Manitou…, CO
Top of Captain Jack's
Apr 3, 2013 near Manitou…, CO
Overlook westward from the trail's apex.
Feb 27, 2016 near Manitou…, CO

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