Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
Trail Type: Singletrack
From Colorado Springs, take W. Cheyenne Blvd. west (access from I-25 via exit 140A [US 25 S] - right onto Ramona, turns into W Cheyenne Blvd.) Go almost to Seven Falls - just before Seven Falls, turn right into North Cheyenne Canyon. Continue into the park, past Helen Hunt Falls until the pavement ends (approx. 2 miles). Park at the parking lot here. Trail starts at the rear of the parking lot towards Gold Camp Rd.
You can easily make this awesome singletrack a shuttle ride, but it is even more rewarding starting from the Gold Camp Rd parking lot. Start at the rear of the parking lot and climb up Gold Camp Rd. Continue to ride up the gravel road then turn right onto Old Stage Rd where the climb flattens out slightly. After about 12 miles of total riding, look for forest road 379 on the right hand side. This is a fairly short steep section with some rocky technical areas. There's no shame using the granny gears here since you just climbed 2000 feet! Trail 701 will be on the right, and is the beginning of Jones Downhill. For the first few miles there are several whoop-te-doos and ridge riding. The singletrack is tight and fast most of the way down. The trail eventually turns into a twisting chute with banked curves with Cheyenne Creek on the right side. Watch for an old mine entrance on the left, but keep your eyes on the trail as it is somewhat rocky close to the creek. At the intersection of 666 and 667, cross the creek to the right and take Jones Park Trail 667. Stay on 667 until you reach the High Drive parking lot. Descend on the gravel road back to the parking lot. From 701 to the parking lot is a little over 10 miles.
Submitted by: mudhunny
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