Jones Pass Guides

About Us

5.0 (120 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 (120 reviews)

Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

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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


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Awesome staff, awesome snow, awesome terrain!

By Jeffrey C. on January 30, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

An amazing experience, the entire staff was hands on from sign up, to ski up and down, to pizza! Highly recommend this group of professionals!!

By Brian H. on January 29, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Dan and his team were outstanding Can’t wait to carve with y’all again soon !! The Hoosiers

By Jon D. on January 28, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Absolutely fantastic experience!! Eric and Mark were our guides for the day in a side by side and they were great. Very knowledgeable and thoroughly concerned with providing the best day of skiing possible! See you again soon!

By Mark A. on January 27, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

Cool day, cool guides and a brilliant organization! Unfortunately a super in homogeneous group regarding ski skills! The windy and cloudy weather conditions were not in anybody's control!

By Andreas R. on January 22, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide:

It was amazing! The guides were awesome - took us to the best POW!! 13 runs!! The whole operation was A+++++. Thanks again Jones Pass Guides!⛷️⛷️

By Maureen M. on January 22, 2023