13.1 miles
Distance
2,148 ft
Climb
-2,150 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This incorporates two great downhill trails by a moderate climb on Gold Camp Road. The route starts at Stratton Open Space's parking lot behind Cheyanne Mountain High-school. Start by climbing on The Upper Meadows SOS connecter to the intersection with Middle Meadows and the Start of the Upper Meadows Loop, then Take Upper Meadows loop to the intersection with Chamberlain trail. Climb chamberlain trail till the intersection with Ladders, Then climber ladders till its intersects with till the end of trail, about a mile up. Climb Chutes to the trail ends in a parking area off of gold camp road, You've finished the first hard section of climbing. Ride Gold camp road for the next few miles, gradually climbing till you ride through 2 tunnels and reach the Upper Gold Camp Road parking lot. At the west corner of the lot will be a gate. Ride past the gate and continue up Gold Camp road. After a relaxing climb, you'll reach a point where the road does a sharp left switchback; 500 feet before the switchback, you will see a trail climbing away from the road, this is Buckhorn trail. Climb Buckhorn trail for about a mile and you'll come to an intersection with the world famous Captain Jacks trail! Open up your suspension and let er rip down the trail, there are no intersections to slow you down. Once you've reached the end of the Captain Jacks, ride back down Gold Camp road to the parking area at the top of Chutes. Ride down Chutes to the bottom of the trail, you should see a reservoir to your left when the trail ends. Ride past the reservoir down the dirt road till you reach the beginning of Mesa Reservoir Trail. Take this trail until you reach Ponderosa trail, then ride down the trail until you reach Upper Meadows and the parking lot you began at.

Detailed Description
Chamberlain To Buckhorn with finish on Captain Jacks and Chutes is a 13 mile popular intermediate route located near Colorado Springs Colorado. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 20 trails. This route climbs 2,148 ft with a max elevation of 8,240 ft then descends -2,150 ft.
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18 Reviews & Comments

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Tigergoosebumps (Sep 20, 2022 at 3:48)
Maybe we should dispatch the kitty litter wambulance.
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Tigergoosebumps (Sep 20, 2022 at 3:48)
Maybe we should dispatch the kitty litter wambulance.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:38)
Trail The Chutes
Great, fun downhill only trail. Definitely a blue not a black- everything is easily rolled and rocks are minimal.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:38)
Trail The Chutes
Great, fun downhill only trail. Definitely a blue not a black- everything is easily rolled and rocks are minimal.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:38)
Trail The Chutes
Great, fun downhill only trail. Definitely a blue not a black- everything is easily rolled and rocks are minimal.
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:32)
6" of kitty litter blown out by dirt bikes, too sketchy to be enjoyable
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:32)
6" of kitty litter blown out by dirt bikes, too sketchy to be enjoyable
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weganter (Sep 14, 2022 at 10:29)
Not fun. Loose, steep and eroded.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:44)
Trail Chamberlain
Mostly gradual blue with a few optional rocks and mild to moderate steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers. Great Trail to connect to ladders get up to the Chutes.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:44)
Trail Chamberlain
Mostly gradual blue with a few optional rocks and mild to moderate steepness...built surprisingly well for downhill flow but lots of hikers. Great Trail to connect to ladders get up to the Chutes.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:33)
This is really more of a Blue Black due to the occasional and usually optional black sections and steepness and ridiculous looseness. There are a lot of fun parts of this Trail but I'm not sure I'll ever ride it again.. someone needs to take a freaking broom to this Trail!! It's not just lose, it's like kitty litter gravel for half the trail and it makes going fast almost essential which can be fun but is often too sketchy to be enjoyable. I guess for some reason people should be careful of the very last stretch at the bottom... It's not steep at all but there is a loose wash out section that is made me crash in the same damn spot the two times I've tried this Trail I only realized it when I was done with it... this Trail is best enjoyed after moisture.
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Jrhockney (May 14, 2022 at 15:33)
This is really more of a Blue Black due to the occasional and usually optional black sections and steepness and ridiculous looseness. There are a lot of fun parts of this Trail but I'm not sure I'll ever ride it again.. someone needs to take a freaking broom to this Trail!! It's not just lose, it's like kitty litter gravel for half the trail and it makes going fast almost essential which can be fun but is often too sketchy to be enjoyable. I guess for some reason people should be careful of the very last stretch at the bottom... It's not steep at all but there is a loose wash out section that is made me crash in the same damn spot the two times I've tried this Trail I only realized it when I was done with it... this Trail is best enjoyed after moisture.
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mikesjeffsy (Jun 12, 2021 at 15:31)
Trail The Chutes
A great addition to our route
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mikesjeffsy (Jun 12, 2021 at 15:31)
Trail The Chutes
A great addition to our route
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mikesjeffsy (Jun 12, 2021 at 15:31)
Trail The Chutes
A great addition to our route
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Rychle (Apr 13, 2020 at 15:09)
Rode Enduro bikes up Jan 5, 2020. Was good. 2wd van was able to ascend up to before 2 tunnels. Close enough.
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monumentalmtb (Dec 10, 2017 at 6:56)
Rode yesterday. Poor/loose trail conditions due to excessive motorcycle use compared to just 6 months ago. Great MTB trail/flow when in good condition, but not now. Used to be one of my favorite trails in the Springs.
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monumentalmtb (Dec 10, 2017 at 6:56)
Rode yesterday. Poor/loose trail conditions due to excessive motorcycle use compared to just 6 months ago. Great MTB trail/flow when in good condition, but not now. Used to be one of my favorite trails in the Springs.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    4
More Stats for Chamberlain To Buckhorn with finish on Captain Jacks and Chutes mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,258 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,302 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,299 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -41.7%
  • Grade min
    50.5%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,654 ft
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