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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
Extremely Difficult


Ascent: 177' 54 m
Descent: -685' -209 m
High: 8,103' 2,470 m
Low: 7,418' 2,261 m


Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)


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Trail shared by Jeremiah Bradshaw

A tricky technical downhill that will make less advanced riders think twice.

Jeremiah Bradshaw

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This is a very technical downhill. It doesn't flow well but has plenty to humble any rider. There are many features on Blackjack that will test the best of technical downhill riders. Most features have a ride around but the ride around isn't the easiest either. All features are doable though (I'm proof).

This section is not for the intermediate/beginner rider.


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Oct 26, 2018
Just Solo
Yep, believe the description. It's all in for the majority. Amazing trail building/connecting. Well done!
Jun 10, 2018
andy knouse
Sep 4, 2017
lubes 17319
Aug 3, 2017
Kaleb Moore
hike a bike 20mi
Jul 3, 2017
Kori Neessen
Jun 11, 2017
David Carey
Apr 13, 2017
Patrick Burns
Choppy and broken up, but loads of good low speed tech. 'Hit Me' is narly drop to a really short landing, and 'The Strip' wouldn't be out of place...
Oct 14, 2016
Matt Rettmer
Rode BlackJack as part of the Epic Loop. This trail is not for me!! SUPER technical and even the "ride arounds" are a challenge.

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This is definitely a very challenging bit of trail. I don't think the technical/steep/tight sections on this ride have anything comparable in the front range. Jul 20, 2015
Lloyd McFarlin
Castle Rock, CO
Lloyd McFarlin   Castle Rock, CO
Very humbling. Even for very skilled riders, some of the main lines may seem on the over-the-top extreme end of things. Also, don't be fooled by the green or blue markings on some of the ride-arounds. It's all relative to the main line and just about all of these "easier" options still aren't the kind of thing you'd bring an intermediate or beginner rider on. Aug 28, 2017
lubes 17319
Lakehood, CO
lubes 17319   Lakehood, CO
The only reason to ride at Buff Creek. Aug 21, 2018

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