Jones Pass

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4.6/5 (33 reviews)
Empire, Colorado (Clear Creek County)
Last Updated: 08/29/2023

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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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4.6/5 (33)
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Visited: 08/28/2023

Trail has fully melted out and is open all the way over.
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Impassable
Rated 5/5
Visited: 08/08/2023
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Went last week, august 8. Was still impassable at the top due to snow. I’d recommend stopping at the last switchback and keeping that as your destination until the snow melts, if at all. Still very good views from that switchback so it’s worth the drive and for those more experienced you can hike past the snow.
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Visited: 07/04/2023

Trail is impassable just after tree line, multiple switch backs are covered with snow.
Trail Review: Jones Pass - Jay
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Rated 4/5
Visited: 09/18/2022
Difficulty Accuracy: Spot On

Either a bumpy dirt road or an adventure in your Prius.
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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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