Jones Pass

4.6/5 (30 reviews)
Empire, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 06/11/2021
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Jones Pass is an easily accessible trail for most vehicles with a good number of camp sites along the road. It is a short drive to the top of the pass when it is not snowed shut, and at the top, you are rewarded with panoramic mountain views in every direction! Jones Pass is located on the Continental Divide. The easy access from I-70 makes it a popular place for a hike or a quick drive to the pass to take in the views. This trail also offer awesome birdseye views of the Henderson Molybdenum Mine.

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Trail Reviews

4.6/5 (30 reviews)
Ash
500
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Either a bumpy dirt road or an adventure in your Prius.
Status: Open
Rated 4/5
Visited: 08/06/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Easy dirt road trail with some rocky spots here and there. Beautiful views on top. West side you drive through the fire damaged area.
Trail Review: Jones Pass - Roger P.
Trail Review: Jones Pass - Roger P.
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 09/11/2021
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Drove on 9/11 clear all the way. One slippery gravely spot in one of the switchbacks at the top. Go wide and its ok on 2WD. Learning about the runners doing the Devil on the Divide 50K race was humbling. Stock 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
Trail Review: Jones Pass - Jose de la Rosa
Trail Review: Jones Pass - Jose de la Rosa
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Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/08/2021

Beautiful view from summit. Just a small section of snow on summit (Aug 08) and was able to drive up and hike up the summit. Ensure to stop in between and enjoy the view.
Adam
400
Status: Open
Rated 5/5
Visited: 07/06/2021

Easy road, beautiful views. Still a little snow at very top so you cant pass the peak but you can get up above tree line no problem. Was up mid week, only saw one other vehicle and a couple hikers. All the rain has everything super green right now!!

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