Jones Pass Guides

About Us

5.0 (26 reviews)

Tucked in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, skirting the Continental Divide, our terrain is nestled in the Arapahoe National Forest designated as the Jones Pass Wilderness. Operating in our permitted area of 2,600 acres with elevations from 10,500’ to 12,800’ we have access to three unique bowls with both touring and snowcat access. Terrain ranges from the following:

  • High Alpine Bowls

  • Gladed Meadows

  • Rock Bands

  • Open Chutes

  • Gullies

 

The high altitude combined with good Northern exposure keeps our snow cold and light. We have the powder, vertical and adventure for an epic backcountry experience. ​

Jones Pass Guides operates seven days a week and is one of the closest snowcat and touring operations located 45 minutes from Denver. Not sure about your skis for the trip, no worries, we have a fleet of demo skies including DPS, RMU, Black Crows, and Liberty options. In additional to the skis, we provide safety equipment incorporating a backpack, beacon, probe, and shovel. Additionally, we have a photographer that will be out with us to capture the stoke with shots available for purchase at the end of the day. 

All trips will meet at our headquarters in Empire at 3 Park Ave. We ask our guests to arrive there at 8:00 to ensure a timely departure to our terrain. If other arrangements need to be made please reach out to coordinate.  Our operation is in the zone by 9:30 and we are out of the zone and back to the trailhead by 3:30. While up in Jones, we strive to be safe, efficient, and timely to get you the most out of the experience as possible by maximizing our terrain. We average 9-12 runs per day and get plenty of vertical. 

Lunches will be provided by Rudi’s Deli and water refill is available on the snowcat. A solid day out wouldn’t be complete without a end of the day après with refreshments at the end of the day, compliments of Steamworks Brewery. 

Est. 2019 Empire, Colorado


Contact Us

3 Park Ave
970-726-5442

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Reviews

5.0 (26 reviews)

Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

Guide: Jeffrey S.

Couldn’t have asked for a better day. Awesome guides, awesome area. Check out our day here: https://youtu.be/c4YHRUIfdCU

By Andrew B. on February 05, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

We had an absolute blast. Mojo kicked the day off with some awesome positivity, and the guides made sure we had a great time and were very well taken care of. Very professional, friendly, positive and helpful. I'm absolutely doing this again and I would definitely recommend!

By Michael L. on February 05, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Absolutely best day of skiing in years! The guides are fantastic! The Cat is comfy even when it’s -5 degrees out. Terrain is fun! Can’t wait for next years trip!! Thanks Jones Pass Guides!!

By Mark A. on February 04, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation Link Request

Guide: Jeffrey S.

By Sean O. on February 04, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation Link Request

Guide: Jeffrey S.

Great crew all around. Not perfect conditions, but the guides did an awesome job of still hunting out some good stuff and keeping it fun.

By Bryce K. on February 04, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

Guide: Jeffrey S.

Amazing experience!! From the moment we met Mojo on arrival to the Apres beer this was an unforgettable experience. The skis, the terrain, the GUIDES, the laughs and the SKIING were like nothing I've ever experienced. Thank you Mojo, Scott, Jeff, Bonneau!

By Jonas R. on February 04, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Amazing guides. Very professional but also super chill. Fantastic day

By Brian U. on February 04, 2023


Trip: SxS Small Group | Private Reservation

Guide:

Amazing day! The Jones Pass crew are fantastic.

By Scott B. on February 03, 2023


Trip: SxS Small Group | Private Reservation

Guide:

Husky and Brian were awesome! We got fresh tracks all day. We had perfect bluebird weather after some good snow so conditions were damn near perfect.

By Richard G. on February 01, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Great guides and terrain

By Larry F. on January 31, 2023