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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Jones Park Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,800 Feet (2431.4 Meters) Forest Developed Road 380
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: 8,060 Feet (2512.5 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 2,300 Feet (717.0 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 10,100 Feet (3148.4 Meters) dead end
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Other Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters) Jones Park
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137 Pikes Peak, Canon City
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 667
Usage: Heavy
USGS Map: Quad Map: Manitou Springs




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General Description

Jones Park Trail #667 leads the user from Forest Development Road 380/High Drive six miles to a dead end. The trail is open to motorcycle, mountain bike and foot traffic. The trail is moderately difficult and heavily used by motorcycles. Other trails will fork off of this trail.

The trailhead is located at the top of High Drive on the west side of the road. The trail leads in a southwesterly direction. This is a 6-mile trail that leads through Jones Park. Trail is also known as "Captain Jacks" trail.

It is recommended that motorcycles use this trail in summer months only because of snow depth.

Profile:
10,100+
9,000 +Jones Park
8,800
8,600 +
8,400
8,200 +
8,000
7,800 + Trailhead

Directions from Colorado Springs: From Colorado Springs, take the North Cheyenne Canyon Road to High Drive. Travel approximately 1 mile on the High Road to reach the trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: April through October .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports

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Length of Time: 1.5 hrs.
Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: tree was fallen down over trial,and the person that was on trail earlier in day had dug ruts where he had got stuck.
Conditions: snow before Jones park
Recommended Clothing: layers and layers

Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: great singletrack for a motorcycle, not for beginners!! watch out for people coming the opposite way, there's little room to pass

Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Start from the top of Mt. Baldy for the ultimate downhill in the area.

Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 2/15/00 It is not too bad right now, just a little ice and slush in shady areas near the top. Just have too watch around shady corners.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Dispersed Camping Jones Park Trail
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Jones Park Trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Jones Park Trail
Yes
ICON ATV Riding Jones Park Trail
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding Jones Park Trail
Yes



Related Activities
Bear Creek Trail - Bear Creek Trail is part of a network of trails in Cheyenne Canyon a drainage that flows into the southwestern part of Colorado Springs.

Penrose Trail - Penrose Trail #665 is open to motorcycle, mountain bike, and foottraffic. The trail leads from Forest Road 370 to Forest Road 380.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 650 , Cripple Creek, CO, 80813, Phone: 800-526-8777

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