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Captain Jacks Trail

Monday, December 9, 2019

Other Names

Jones Park Trail, Bear Creek Watershed, Jones Park Trail #667, Mesa Reservoir, Mays Peak, Mt. Buckhorn, Bear Creek, North Cheyenne, Mt. Garfield, Helen Creek, Penirose Trailhead, Pike National Forest, Penrose Trail #665, Lower Captain Jack's Trail

Last Known StatusOpen

This challenging single track trail is slightly over 6 miles long but is mostly smooth and hardpacked with some moderate climbs and descents.

There are two trailheads but the preferred acess point is the southern staging area located off Gold Camp Road.

The trail is open year-round but may be inaccessible during the winter months. Call before you haul.

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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesColorado OHV Sticker
Dates OpenYear-Round
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedNoColorado Non-Resident OHV permit required.
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)(1998/older limit 99 dB, 1998/newer limit 96 dB)
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4 & Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
2 Stroke EnginesProhibited
Camping / Overnight RV Parking Camping
Campfire Restrictions Campfires
Night RidingUnknown
Trail BlazingProhibitedstay on trail
Rule Enforcement
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TYPE OF AREA

AreaMotorized Trails
LandNational Forest

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
Camping(None)

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingVery Good
Recommended StayFull Day
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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityColorado Springs, CO
AddressGold Camp Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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From: Colorado Springs, CO
1) Take I-25 to exit 141
2) Turn west off the exit ramp onto W. Cimmarron Street, continue 1.6 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto S. 21st Street, continue 1.4 miles
4) Turn right (west) onto Argus Blvd., continue .3 miles
5) Turn left (south) onto Orion Drive, continue .2 miles
6) Turn right (west) onto Rigel Drive, continue .2 miles
7) Turn left (south-west) onto Pegasus Drive, continue .5 miles
8) Turn right (west) onto Bonne Vista Drive, continue .6 miles
9) Turn left (south) onto Gold Camp Road, continue 1.9 miles
10) Staging area is on the right (north).

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoPike National Forest - Pikes Peak Ranger District
601 South Weber
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(719) 636-1602
mailroom_r2_pike_san_isabel@fs.fed.us
www.fs.usda.gov

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail6
Climate TypeForest
Elevation7200 to 8200 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has some loose dirt.Some
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has few steep hills.Few
Water CrossingsThe trail has few water crossings.Few
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has some berms.Some
Sand/Gravel PitsThis national forest has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
RoadsThis national forest has no roads.None
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has little expert terrain.Little

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KEY SERVICES

Gasoline GasolineColorado Springs, CO
Diesel DieselColorado Springs, CO
Potable Water WaterColorado Springs, CO
RV Hookups RV HookupColorado Springs, CO
RV Dump Station RV DisposalColorado Springs, CO
Primitive Camping CampgroundColorado Springs, CO
Convenience Store Conv StoreColorado Springs, CO
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