FactsDistance - 1.8 miles (one-way)
Trailhead Elevation - 7500'
Summit Elevation - 8380'
Gain - 880'
Getting ThereSee the "Getting There" section on the Mount Buckhorn main page.
Route DescriptionDepart from the trailhead heading east up High Drive. There are two roads; High Drive that heads east and up the hill and Gold Camp Road which is just south and slopes downhill. Hike up High Drive for 1.0 miles to reach the top (elev 7900'). At this point you intersect Capt Jacks Trail. Turn left (west) and you will see some signs and a gate, this is Capt Jacks trail. The trail starts out heading south.
After 0.4 miles the trail will abruptly turn back to the north. Keep going for another 0.1 miles until you see the trail split. One trail will slope downhill further west while the other trail heads up a ridge further east. Take the right (east) trail.
The trail is more faint at this point but you should not have a problem following it. Follow this trail for another 0.3 miles to the summit area. Along the way you will see a large pit. Immediately after the pit the trail splits again. You can follow either trail as they both reach the summit.
Once you see a small clearing with many boulders and one extremely large boulder you are at the summit area. Unless you plan on climbing the summit boulder this is as far as you can go. If you want to climb the summit boulder it will involve class 5 climbing. There are many other boulders in the area that could provide an enjoyable scramble and good views of the area.