Colorado Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Jones Downhill

Basics
Length:
22 miles without shuttle. 10 miles with shuttle.
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 - 6 hours
Season:
March - November

Description

The Jones Downhill trail offers excellent singletrack downhill riding in the Pikes National Forest to the west of Colorado Springs.

Jones Downhill can be ridden in two fashions. The first involves a car shuttle, which cuts out most of the climbing on the ride. The second involves no car shuttle and adds 12 more miles to the ride and over 2000 vertical feet of climbing.

The access route to the Jones Downhill begins at the gold camp parking area. Shuttles and adventurous riders take gold camp road to the Old Stage Road or RD379 on the right. Shuttles and riders should take RD 379 up to the top of the downhill. Riders not opting for the shuttle should note, RD 379 features a short technical climbing section with loose gravel.

Trail 701, located to lookers right at the top of the climb on RD379, is the start of the Jones Downhill trail proper. The downhill is fast and fun, with sections of exposed ridge riding and neat rock features mixed with smooth singletrack. The ride can be taken into the Chutes trail system if riders are willing to ride back uphill to the Gold Camp parking area.

Details

Length:
22 miles without shuttle. 10 miles with shuttle.
Difficulty:
Riding without shuttle bumps aerobic difficulty up to Advanced
Aerobic Difficulty:
Moderate
Time To Allow:
2 - 6 hours
Time length depends on whether shuttle is used or not.
Season:
March - November
Additional Details:

While riding any trail system it is a great idea to include a repair kit and first aid kit. The Jones Downhill Trail is multi-use and hikers and other trail users may be seen along the way. Please be considerate on the trails and understand right of way protocol.

Map + Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2017 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select a Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Colorado Springs. More Visitor Guides are available in Colorado. Click here to view them all!

Colorado Springs Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
Central ColoradoFind yourself in Colorado Springs at Pikes Peak. We have five historic trains to transport you back to the days of cowboys and gold mining. Endless trails allow you to enjoy the abundant sunshine and spectacular scenery. A family vacation in Colorado Springs is the smart choice – great lodging values, a long list of low-cost or no-cost activities, and adventure around every corner. Order your free guide today.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Cripple Creek
Nestled within majestic Rocky Mountain scenery, Cripple Creek offers fun and adventures for the entire family. Try your luck in one of our exciting casinos, check out our fascinating museums, or explore our many history-rich activities such as a ride on the CC&V Narrow Gauge Railroad or a 1,000 foot descent underground into the Mollie Kathleen Mine.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.