Jones Pass

EASY 25 reviews
#29 of 119 trails in

Jones Pass is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Idaho Springs, Colorado that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1617 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

off road driving

snowshoeing

trail running

cross country skiing

forest

views

snow

off road driving
14 days ago

First time off-roading. The road wasn't bad at all. Easy to navigate with the 4Runner. The family really enjoyed the views and will go again soon. We went on a Thursday, hardly any traffic. Great time to go the pass.

17 days ago

Went Friday walked up to top and realized we could of just drove up and parked lol... my first ever hike or trail... sat we went back to the top in the minivan and then I climbed from ridge to ridge was awesome

hiking
27 days ago

So, I'm still confused as to whether this is a trail or not...

Let me preface this with I hike-- A LOT. I'm not an idiot when it comes to finding trails, and AllTrails showed I was on the correct trail, too. That's why I'm giving this two stars.

I went yesterday, and while there is definitely a sign that says "Jones Pass Trailhead," we parked and looked behind the sign. I didn't see a well-defined trail, so we walked up the road instead. Being as it was our first time there, we thought we were correct. However, we passed a couple parking lots, and cars kept passing us. Is this a driving trail, or is it a walking trail? I still don't know, and after reading these reviews, I'm thinking it's a 4 x 4 road, but other reviews make it sound as if it's a walking trail. SO CONFUSED. We turned around after 2 miles in, because walking on a road, uphill, in blazing sunshine is not my favorite thing, nor do I consider it hiking. I will say there are beautiful views up there, and tons of wildflowers. There's even some water for pups to play in.

Maybe I'll go back, prowl around to sign some more, and see if there's actually a trail there. Until then, 2 stars for you, Jones Pass. If anyone has any clarification on this, please let me know.

Beautiful forest trail. The river has taken over the top end of it. Gorgeous foliage.

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2 months ago

This hike is on a road the entire time and had a bit more traffic jam expected.

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10 months ago

This is a beautiful trail... Was able to act like a kid climb rocks and there is a cute stream that follows...

off road driving
11 months ago

Great experience! There are sweeping mountain views galore, beautiful spruce forests, and old mines. We had no trouble navigating with our GMC Tahoe and saw many regular cars on the trail today.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice hike. Can't wait to come back with some skis!

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Sunday, July 03, 2016

It was beautiful mountain! But we came at wrong time because of rainy and 45 degree. Very cold bit we had so much fun...

snowshoeing
Saturday, May 14, 2016