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Silky-smooth singletrack that rides just as well up as it does down.


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4.0

Miles

6.5

KM

Singletrack

9,304' 2,836 m

High

7,768' 2,368 m

Low

152' 46 m

Up

1,688' 515 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

From the Hermosa Creek campground, follow the main road after the gate and look for the trail on your right. This is a great out and back ride. Be aware of dirt bikers who usually go up Jones in route to Dutch Creek.

Jones Creek is a blast of a mid country ride. Can be looped or ridden as an out and back which is the most common. Climb is long but rather gradual and makes for a nice pedal. Spring and fall are the best as sometimes the brush can be overgrown enough to be hand whacking in the bottom half during summertime. Trail can be very dry and silty, especially in the burn zone, but gets seriously good when moist. The upper section is through some aspens and is high speed with roots here and there. The middle section is high speed traversing with side walls to play with and little hips. The bottom 1/3 ends up being a mix of roots and rocks and carries good speed for the rest of the way with he occasional flat spot or small uphill punch. Overall, a great ride for the gravity seekers.

Contacts

Shared By:

San Juanderer with improvements by Storm Perrella

Trail Ratings

  4.6 from 18 votes

#4

in Durango

#806

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  4.6 from 18 votes
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Trail Rankings

#4

in Durango

#220

in Colorado

#806

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Awesome uphill and even better down hill through amazing woods. Classic Colorado.
Sep 11, 2016 near Durango, CO
Trail intersection at the top of the Jones Creek climb.
Jul 17, 2017 near Durango, CO
Trail entrance or exit.
Jul 17, 2017 near Durango, CO
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