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Penrose Trail (#665)

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (3)

A steady downhill trail that is also known as "Lower Captain Jack's Trail".


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

7,858' 2,395 m

High

7,188' 2,191 m

Low

33' 10 m

Up

699' 213 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

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Description

At about 1 mile, High Drive approaches a clearing with Mays Peak on the right and the trailhead for Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack’s Trail is directly ahead. Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack’s Trail winds in and out of timbers, rounds the north side of Mays Peak, offers views of Mount Buckhorn, and carves through deep arroyos for about 2.9 miles until it connects back with Gold Camp Rd.

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K Keiter

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  4.0 from 3 votes

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#896

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#9,500

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View of Mount Cutler from Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Colorad…, CO
Outlook view of Bear Creek Canyon Park from Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Asters alongside Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Colorad…, CO
First Tunnel. Honk and Lights, Please!
Aug 5, 2017 near Colorad…, CO
View of Mount Buckhorn from Penrose Trail (#665) aka Lower Captain Jack's Trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Spring Creek Trailhead. Connector trail.
Aug 5, 2017 near Colorad…, CO

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Sep 3, 2016
Sara Salisbury
Aug 13, 2016
Chelsea Yondo
Combo of section 16 and bear creek? 9.3mi
Sep 29, 2013
Kasey McClurg