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Captain Jack's

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.7 (104)

The world famous Captain Jack's downhill.


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Map Key

3.4

Miles

5.5

KM

Singletrack

8,241' 2,512 m

High

7,188' 2,191 m

Low

38' 12 m

Up

1,071' 326 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This is a true multi-use trail (hiking, mtb, horses, and moto's). Be aware of motos.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

The Kraken with improvements by Cthulhu Lovecraft

Trail Ratings

  4.7 from 104 votes

#13

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  4.7 from 104 votes
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Colorado

#13

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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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Apr 27, 2021
Matt Voigt
Apr 12, 2021
Matt Voigt
Nov 21, 2020
Lindsay Ewing
Oct 31, 2020
Tim Tonk
I somehow ended up on the trial going to the rider's left, but everything I rode was awesome. The gravel is dicey but bearable even when dry.
Oct 8, 2020
Matt Carrigan
added columbine back down waterfall parking lot. about 2 hours on the bike. good long climb if I'm feeling good.
Sep 12, 2020
Craig W
Jun 19, 2020
Hannah Coe
May 27, 2020
Joe Black