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Jones Pass Rd

Postby PaliKona » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:21 am

Can a low clearance, 2wd car get up Jones Pass on the east side?

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Re: Jones Pass Rd

Postby PaliKona » Sat Sep 07, 2013 4:07 pm

Changed my inquiry to Jones Pass

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Re: Jones Pass Rd

Postby Greenhouseguy » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:25 pm

Probably. The road is well-maintained because the Denver Water Department has a facility on the west side of the pass. There are trip reports with lots of images for Jones Pass on TrailDamage.com, but the most recent is 2007:

http://www.traildamage.com/trails/report.php?id=482&p=jones_pass/070813&n=almost_to_the_top.jpg
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Re: Jones Pass Rd

Postby zoomie83 » Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:56 pm

to echo what greenhouseguy said: probably. Last year I drove to this point 39.7793 - 105.8634 (a TH for Vasquez Peak) on the Jones Pass road without any difficulties and I seem to remember a couple of passenger cars coming down the road from the other direction. I didn't drive the entire road to the pass but was within a couple of miles.

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Re: Jones Pass Rd

Postby kimo » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:56 pm

We were up there a few weeks ago and walked the road from the top of Jones Pass down to the Jones Pass TH near the Henderson mine. It's a well maintained road and I don't remember seeing any significant ruts or road damage. The grade was pretty steep up high, especially the last section approaching the top of the pass. Low gearing might come in handy there. It's just a short walk to the top of the pass if you park lower at a switchback.


Jones Pass seen from the east.

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Seen from above, looking toward the east.

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Re: Jones Pass Rd

Postby PaliKona » Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:46 pm

Great thank you!

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