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Jones Park Loop

 4.0 (21)

36.8 Miles 59.2 Kilometers


50%

Singletrack

4,567' 1,392 m

Ascent

-4,565' -1,391 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

10,289' 3,136 m

High

6,232' 1,899 m

Low

Shared By Allen Tanner

Conditions


All Clear 16 days ago
Dry - Redneck heaven - pickup trucks, beer cans, target practice, bullet shells, dirt bikes (on the singletrack) - everywhere. History

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4,500+ ft of downhill, what more could you ask for?

Allen Tanner

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Overview

This ride features spectacular views, meadows, technical downhill as well as smooth, fast, banked turns, rock gardens, root drop offs, tight turns and small stream crossings. But be assured it will have you smiling and yelling the whole 4,000+ feet of downhill.
This trail is above 10,000 ft and is usually open mid-summer.

Need to Know

This ride is best ridden as a shuttle ride, or if you can find an AWESOME friend getting dropped off at the top is the best possible experience.

Description

This ride is a Colorado Springs classic. It may be ridden in entirety as shown or a shuttle may be used to drive up to park at Frosty's parking off of Gold Camp Road or at the Jones 701 trailhead off of FS 379.

The trail begins in Stratton Open Space. The map here demonstrates climbing the Chamberlain Ridgeway Spur Trail, The Chutes to Gold Camp Road (GCR) - Top of Chutes to Parking Access for 7 Bridges Trail. Any number of trails can be used in Stratton Open Space to reach GCR. Some prefer using the Upper Meadow Spur to reach GCR keeping the trail clear for descending riders.

Continue up Gold Camp Road - Top of Chutes to Parking Access for 7 Bridges Trail through tunnels 1 and 2 for 3.5 miles before hitting Gold Camp Road. The trail climbs over the collapsed and gated tunnel 3, then the road continues upward steadily for another 11 miles until FS 379. The road is an easy ride. Beautiful views over Colorado Springs can be seen from GCR.

Gold Camp Road will intersect with FS 379 and climb 1.7 miles to the Foresters Trail/ Jones #701 trailhead. If you do not have a vehicle with high clearance, you'll want to park on Gold Camp Road and ride up FS 379 Foresters Trail / Jones #701. Nelson's Trail #672 also feeds into this area.

The trailhead begins at this point through the gate labeled 701.

The next mile is downhill fun with jumps along the way. The Pipeline Trail #668 turns to the right, so stay to the left. The trail is nearly all Pikes Peak granite, and good tires are a must. There are several stream crossings that keep the excitement going with rivulets coming down from the eastern edge of Almagre Mountain.

The second mile is all up, continuing on the Pikes Peak gravel and some dirt running through aspen groves. A few rock gardens give a good challenge along the way.

From this point on, the trail descends through pine and aspens, which are sure to make you grin like an idiot, all the way until it meets with the new Jones Park #667.

Follow 701 in its entirety to intersect with Jones Park after three miles, then turn right and head downhill. After a 2.5 miles, Jones Park #667 crosses with Pipeline Trail #668 again. Continue along Jones Park #667 to Upper Buckhorn #667.

This will intersect with High Drive, and the the start of Captain Jack's. Fly down this exhilarating trail back to Gold Camp Road. Follow GCR to The Chutes. Head downhill right into the Chutes and enjoy the grand finale to this epic downhill.

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Jul 8, 2018
Dan Greenberg
May 27, 2018
Mikey Moore
36.1mi — 5h 40m
Apr 28, 2018
Allen Tanner
Aug 15, 2017
Doug King
Great Ride!! 15.2mi
Aug 8, 2017
Chris Shannon
32mi
Jul 29, 2017
Allen Tanner
37mi
Jun 20, 2017
Da Mooniak
Apr 26, 2017
Eduardo Rivera

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  4.0 from 21 votes

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  4.0 from 21 votes
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They were shooting semi auto handguns, assault rifles and large caliber hunting rifles. I thought about turning back at this point, but had invested in 95% of the climb so I didn't. At one point a ricochet bullet went whizzing above me. Second point is that they are doing work on Jones Park #667. It was completely torn up by machinery. One could ride a quad up it. Hopefully the result is good. Jul 10, 2017
667 is ridable from 701 to Buckhorn. Some sections are still fairly new so there are some areas that may be a little looser. This new re-route is easily the best trail in the Springs. It is down hill all the way to the Buckhorn merge. The buckhorn merge is at the top of the hill where the previous merge was. Who ever designed the new 667 is a genius level trail builder, period. Aug 15, 2017
Redneck heaven - pickup trucks, beer cans, pistol and shotgun target practice, bullet shells, dirt bikes (on the single track!) - copious and everywhere. Absolutely terrible. Jul 1, 2018

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