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snowshoeing
snow
3 hours ago

Great trail, started around 9:30, had the entire place to ourselves!

off road driving
snow
1 day ago

I was there last weekend and it was easily drivable with a 4x4 Tacoma and bfg ko2’s. The first left looked completely unmaintained while the right turn (the actual trail) was just a bit slick.

off road driving
17 days ago

1/1/19

Went off-roading. The road up is covered in snow and not hard to navigate. Once you get to the top. It’s ice
Covered in snow. I was in a Chevy Colorado ZR2 woth front and rear lockers and 33” tires and I got stuck very quickly.

There were 4 dudes in big jeeps who also got stuck. Outside of winter I’m sure this trail is easy. For now, I would not recommend going unless you have a winch and a buddy.

off road driving
19 days ago

Trail is closed between MM 7 & 8 until Jan 3rd.

off road driving
21 days ago

Cool network of trails in the Mt Evans wilderness. Really close to Barbour forks and Cascade Creek too. Fairly easy trail when dry and more challenging when muddy/snowy.
I've see stock 4x4s up there. As of this past Christmas weekend, it is closed to vehicles for the winter.


2001 XJ
3.5" lift
31s
snow chains

Beautiful day trip from Denver. Decent road with great views.

off road driving
24 days ago

Had a great time. I didn’t finish the whole trail because of the snow. Riding solo in a stock 2019 Tacoma TRD Off Road 4x4 I finally got to some rocks to crawl but with snow on them and no recovery equipment or buddy I turned back. There were beautiful spots to camp and great things to see on the way. I will definitely return.

off road driving
25 days ago

went out this past weekend 12/22/18 and the gate was down and locked, apparently it is closed.

1 month ago

First 3/4 of the trail is easy. The last part I decided to air down to cut through the snow a little easier. Stock '16 Frontier Pro 4x. Had fun blasting through the snow. Not a bad trail if you're a beginner, but the more experienced off-road driver would find it a bit boring. Beautiful view up top though.

Side note: If you're coming up here to do some shooting PLEASE pick up your casings and targets.

off road driving
1 month ago

I had a great time on this trail, I did it with a modified Jeep TJ sport with 33 inch tires. You could get through this with a stock Jeep but it will be more enjoyable with a lift and a sway bar disconnect. There is one section with about 2-3 ft of snow but it is passable. I got stuck however in a little off-trail - way too much snow. It is definitely doable right now if you are smart, as there is not too much snow for most of the trail.

At the very beginning there is a 30 yard ice hill but I had no problems climbing it. Just have a little guts and go for it :)

Those who live in the mountains will expect this but I will add there is about 2 spots on this entire trail with service so come prepared and plan wisely.

I would definitely recommend going on this. I cannot believe how far up some of those houses are! Insane.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Great beginner snowshoe trail! Wide, packed trail easy to snowshoe on. 4 stars because once we got to the clearing, we were confused on which way to go and accidentally went the wrong way, lol. Still gorgeous nonetheless! Steady incline uphill on the way out. Drive to Henderson Mine, veer right down the dirt road (need AWD, 4x4) and the parking lot will be soon after on the left. There’s a Jones Pass Trailhead sign so you know you’re in the right place. Bring layers (gets windy!), water, and whatever you need for altitude (you’re up at 12,000 feet!). 12.11.18.

This is a great place that is fun and great trails. We have even camped here before. Greet for taking the kids.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fun trail with great views from the top.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

My fav snow shoe spot close to denver. Always guaranteed to be a winter wonderland. Take the fork to the left for skiing and snow showing. To the right there is snowmobilers. My dog loves this trail!

great snow right now!

off road driving
1 month ago

Great loop, easy to do, plenty to see, plan 2 hours for this trail
02 Suzuki Vitara, no lift, highway tires, slow and steady. And yes, the navigation works on this trail

off road driving
1 month ago

Very awesome, only did it halfway due to my tires.
02 Suzuki Vitara no lift, highway tires.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Nice out and back using closed road. You can also take some offshoot trails.

off road driving
1 month ago

Pretty solid drive, I got stuck in the snow twice because I am an idiot. That being said we used the trail network to get to St. Mary’s. Snowpack there is pretty firm, taste 7/10, texture 8/10. Some of it definitely had a distinct Cheesecake Factory smell, but that might have just been the mink poop.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trail that is in between moderate and difficult. There are a bunch of spots that were made more difficult by the snow that is on the trail once you get higher up and there are a few technical spots. Luckily there are enough turn around spots because I had to turn around half way because a jeep was doing some self recovery on the trail on a snow covered rocky spot and I wasn't going to sit there and wait knowing that those things take time. I have a tacoma with 33" tires and a lift and I didn't have any issues clearing any of the obstacles.

off road driving
2 months ago

My buddy and I took our trucks up here. Had a great time. I’d say the trail is moderate but there is one section that is very technical. Right next toe Quartz Hill. The right side was tough for my friend without lockers. He ended up breaking an islet arm. My Raptor did just fine.

Beautiful! Relaxing, adventurous!

Great trail, due to the weather we didn't get to finish it, so it's on the list for next year.

off road driving
2 months ago

really fun trail, not scenic but a nice challenge. I did this in a stock JL sport with upgrade a/t tires without too much issue.

off road driving
2 months ago

Great trail, did this in a stock jl sport s with an average of ~3-6 inches of snow. Some parts were definitely a challenge but in dry conditions.

Trail is a good mix of fantastic view points, moderate challenges and fun trail driving weaving through trees.

Wouldn’t recommend full size trucks, may be a bit tough to navigate but not an issue for 4door Jeep sized vehicles.

off road driving
2 months ago

Easy trail with moderate spots. Some drops over 18 inches. Can be a little slick where there’s snow. No problem at all for our vehicle (jk wrangler with 3 1/2 lift and 35 tires), but maybe smaller tires or less clearance could be a problem in a couple spots. Great views and many spots to pull off or camp. Saw several other vehicles along the way(Saturday in October), so I would consider it moderately trafficked today. I have added this as one of our favorites for an easier trail.

off road driving
2 months ago

Quick little pop in this afternoon. Was fresh snow on the ground and some icy areas in other parts. My first trail and review so I was thinking about the braking coming down. No problems in a stock Tundra. Hope to do this one again in the summer.

off road driving
2 months ago

Unique trail, no challenging spots unless your not paying attention.....We drove up it until the last switch back (4) counting mill because there was a snow drift over the road. On snow and ice will challenge your nerves for sure.. ‘16 4runner. Nitto Terra Grapplers.

off road driving
2 months ago

Good trail to test your abilities. Going counterclockwise-first half of loop can be challenging, second half is much easier. Rubicon with 3.5" lift and 35" tires made it no problem. Would consider this trail on the harder side of moderate. Could definitely see stock vehicles having some troubles, but still doable.

Hiked this in spikes on 10.21.18. Great workout and spectacular views from the top. A hidden gem that isn’t heavily trafficked in off season.

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