3.3 miles
Distance
251 ft
Climb
-1,283 ft
Descent
00:24:44
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Captain Jacks Trail

  • USFS
    Land Manager

Captain Jacks Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Dirtbike/Moto
  • Riding Area
    North Cheyenne Cañon
    Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #665
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #2339 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5138 in E-Biking
    • #90687 in Trail Running
    • #55035 in Hiking
    • #2502 in Dirtbiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
    • 5 in Dirtbiking

Unique, fun, and semi-technical in places. This descent is like none other Can be extremely loose in places, also be ware of motorcycles coming up the trail!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Captain Jacks mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,032 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,181 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,213 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,181 ft
  • Grade
    -6.001%
  • Grade max
    -36.943%
  • Grade min
    22.812%
  • Distance climb
    3,609 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    623 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:44
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:40
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Status:
on Jan 16, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (22 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
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  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
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      Captain Jacks Trail Reports

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      Jan 16, 2022 @ 10:48am
      Jan 16, 2022
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 9:51am
      Jan 9, 2022
      Nov 26, 2021 @ 3:28pm
      Nov 26, 2021
      Nov 8, 2021 @ 11:01am
      Nov 8, 2021
      Not sure about Upper Captain Jacks, but Lower is ridiculously/dangerously loose. 3 out of our group of 4 went down hard in various areas.
      Oct 30, 2021 @ 7:53am
      Oct 30, 2021
      Loose AF
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 23 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 517 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,477 rides
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      Photos

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      13 |
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 4:32pm
      Jan 15, 2022
      12 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 6:36am
      Oct 24, 2021
      10 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 6:36am
      Oct 24, 2021
      14 |
      Oct 24, 2021 @ 6:36am
      Oct 24, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      25 miles
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      13 miles
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      27 miles
      Chamberlain/Ladders/Spring Creek/Columbine/Capt Jacks/Morgans
      14 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      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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      Videos

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      Lower Captain Jacks -  N. Cheyenne Cañon -...
      15:46 | 35 | Nov 10, 2021 , Colorado Springs
      Captain Jacks - Colorado Springs - Specialized...
      6:25 | 119 | Jun 3, 2021 , Colorado Springs
      Captain jack's and captain morgan's
      13:23 | 77 | Apr 21, 2021 , Colorado Springs
      MTB'ing Colorado Springs // Full Captain Jacks...
      13:47 | 79 | Mar 8, 2021 , Colorado Springs
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