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Sesame Canyon Trail

 4.5 (13)

1.0 Miles 1.6 Kilometers


Singletrack

0' 0 m

Ascent

-722' -220 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

7,650' 2,332 m

High

6,928' 2,112 m

Low

Shared By Andrew Judkins

Conditions


All Clear 16 days ago
Mostly Dry - Rain on September 1st and 2nd made the trail damp but the gravel seems to drain quickly and doesn't get muddy. A tree is fallen and partially blocking the exit at the bottom of Sesame Canyon, but it is easy to ride around it. History

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A ripping descent through a classic Colorado Springs canyon.

Andrew Judkins

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

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.

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Land Manager: City of Colorado Springs

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Jul 28, 2018
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May 24, 2018
PJ S
Jan 20, 2018
Kaile Vierstra
14mi
Jun 15, 2017
Allen Tanner
Nov 21, 2016
Patrick Yarbrough
Jun 20, 2015
John Feustel
Such a fun trail. A very narrow single track through beautiful lush forest. The rock wall/garden at the bottom is the icing on the cake

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  4.5 from 13 votes

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It took me 3 passes to find the left hand turn off of Captain Jacks. Right after the "luge" section the trail splits into two. Take the left hand side and DIRECTLY after the split there is a large 4-5 foot rock. Go directly to the right of that rock structure and you'll see the trail. Jun 22, 2015

 
I thought this trail was closed. Is it legally open? Feb 27, 2016

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