12.7 miles
Distance
2,347 ft
Climb
-2,345 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

Big, technical climb worth it for a classic downhill.

Detailed Description
Columbine/Buck Climb to Jacks/Chutes Descent is a 13 mile less popular expert route located near Colorado Springs Colorado. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 12 trails. This route climbs 2,347 ft with a max elevation of 8,240 ft then descends -2,345 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 10:32)
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 15:44)
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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ajriding (Jun 27, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Columbine
Great scenery. Trail ok near top. Gets bad nearer bittom from hikers. They hike up a little then turn around so just lower bliwn out. Expect wide trail and deep footprints in the kitty litter. No point to climb. Wont b fun. Decent trail down, but not the quality trail u get from just bikes using it.
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ajriding (Jun 27, 2018 at 8:26)
Trail Columbine
Great scenery. Trail ok near top. Gets bad nearer bittom from hikers. They hike up a little then turn around so just lower bliwn out. Expect wide trail and deep footprints in the kitty litter. No point to climb. Wont b fun. Decent trail down, but not the quality trail u get from just bikes using it.
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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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  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Columbine/Buck Climb to Jacks/Chutes Descent mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,344 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,344 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,345 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.7%
  • Grade min
    50.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,261 ft
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