“A ripping descent through a classic Colorado Springs canyon.”
— Andrew Judkins
This trail was rebuilt after the 2013 flooding, much-improved with sustainable trail building. Sesame used to be a steep, loose and rutted gravel-fest... not anymore! Now it is well worth the effort of slogging your bike up Gold Camp Road
- Top of Chutes to Bottom of Buckhorn
and/or High Drive Climb - The steep side
Access pristine trail via Captain Jack's
trail. Just after the "luge" section (you'll know it when you ride it) look for the singletrack jetting off to the left. It is just before the climb off to the right for the rest of Cap'n Jacks.
The trail is 100% steep singletrack with plenty of switchbacks to control your speed. About 0.75 miles into the trail there is a STEEP rocky section. Get your camera out so you can video your friends crashing here and falling into a 12' waterfall, or just hike it like most mortals.
Sesame spits you out on High Drive Climb - The steep side
just below the entrance to Palmer Trail - Section 16 Loop
. It provides a great avenue to link up multiple Gold Camp Classics in a day.