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Penrose Trail (#665)

Intermediate

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2.4 mile 3.9 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 33' 10 m
Descent: -699' -213 m
High: 7,858' 2,395 m
Low: 7,188' 2,191 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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

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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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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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