Near Colorado Springs | 2 Miles | Very Hard | Loop
This is legit downhill/freeride terrain. The trail plummets at extreme grades with big drops in sketchy tight woods, and major gap jumps, one measuring a full 30 feet. The big gaps have ride arounds, but this is still tough terrain given the extreme grade and loose gravelly surface. Definitely not for the faint of heart, even with the ride arounds. About a third of the way down, the trail crosses Gold Camp Road–simply merge downhill onto the road and look for the next singletrack on the right to rejoin I-35. There are a couple forks with parallel trails. All are pretty much equally sketchy. The climb back up to the car on Old Stage Road is washboardy and often steep. Not a lot of fun if you’re on a serious DH bike. Many will shuttle this one.