presented by Heuberger Subaru
Day 3: Saturday, September 25, 2021
Approximately 40 miles (about 35 miles timed) + 5,000 feet of elevation
Back by popular demand—Gold Camp to Jones Park and Capt’n Jacks! When 2020 riders voted for their favorite stage, this was it--so of course we had to bring it back!
Day three rolls through Bear Creek Regional Park just outside of downtown Colorado Springs and then up Gold Camp Road. Riders will spin up this old railroad grade road with tunnels and breathtaking views of Cheyenne Canyon and The Broadmoor on the way up to Old Stage Road and Frosty Park. The long climb up through the tunnels of Gold Camp are worth it with the 3,000 vertical foot decent of Jones Park and Capt’n Jacks trails at the end. Few trails anywhere compare to the flowy, loose ride down from Frosty Park, and this makes it one of the most popular trails in the area. But, don’t underestimate the climbing--while there are very few steep sections, this one goes on for almost 22 miles straight before heading back down toward town. From there it is down New Jones Park Trail (701)--a true Pikes Peak backcountry downhill. Timing ends when Lower Capt’n Jacks hits Gold Camp, around mile 33. From there, riders can coast back to the start. Check out our video recap of Stage 3 from the 2020 APEX below.
2020 Recap of Stage 3 at Gold Camp
Location & Parking Details
America The Beautiful Park
Stage 3 Schedule
|8:00 AM||Start||Across bridge from US Olympic & Paralympic Museum|
|11:00 AM||First riders in (approximate)|
|11:00 AM||Cut Off Time: Last Rider to Reach Aid Station 1 (Mile 17.4)|
|12:00 PM||Presentation of Leader's Jerseys - Top Male & Top Female|
|2:00 PM||Last riders in (approximate)|
APEX Outdoor Festival & Expo
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: All 2021 course info is TENTATIVE until all permits are in place with agencies including El Paso County, USFS, and Colorado Springs Parks. We are in the application process now and everything should be finalized in the coming months.