Buckhorn Loop (Captain Jack's Frontside) Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Buckhorn Loop (Captain Jack's Frontside) Trail is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from May until November.

DISTANCE
7.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1197 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

scramble

washed out

no dogs

The peak of buckhorn isn't where it seems. The first boulders you come across are so impressive, you think you've made it, but keep following the trail. You'll pass a giant fire pit (seriously it looks like a meteor crater), a huge log you have to climb over, then when you get to a giant boulder the size of a 2 story house with a cave underneath, you've finally made the peak. There are quite a few giant boulders to climb on with amazing views, and a gnarly pine tree that has made the perfect hangout and sitting spot with its curves.There's also some great views and photo ops just down the trail from the peak trailhead. If you're doing the buckhorn loop, take the trail up to the peak, you won't regret it.

6 days ago

trail running
29 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

Beautiful! Kinda overwhelming if you’re a hiker with dogs. Bikers come flying down that. It looks like so much fun for them flying down all the bumps with spectacular views.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Had to take stars off for all the motorcycles

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Wrote a whole blog post on the trail :)
http://www.traillatte.com/2017/05/09/mt-buckhorn-and-captain-jacks-loop/

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Have to give this only three stars because no dogs are allowed on any of the trails in this section of trails for north Cheyenne.

hiking
6 months ago

Great for hiking and mountain biking. Stellar views of Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne. Well manicured trail made for limited, if any, turn arounds. Awesome little morning/evening hike.

6 months ago

7 months ago