Jones Pass Guides

About Us

5.0 (114 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 (114 reviews)

Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

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Excellent day and awesome guides! Can’t wait for the next one!

By Matt N. on March 24, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide: Jeffrey S.

Exceptional day with knowledgeable, fun and safe guides. Highly recommend

By Sarah S. on March 23, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

Guide:

An absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish. Excellent guides, excellent route finding, full safety measures taken. Cannot recommend this company enough!

By Christian L. on March 23, 2023


Trip: SxS Small Group | Private Reservation

Guide:

The snow was amazing, and the guides were incredible! Thank you so much for a wonderful day, I will be back!

By Greg R. on March 23, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

Guide:

The Jones Pass guides were incredibly professional, cared about safety around avalanches, and all around were incredible hosts. Had a blast, one of the best ski days of my career. Cheers Fellas!

By Joshua L. on March 23, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Private Group Reservation

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The guides were amazing and the snow was awesome.

By Chris J. on March 23, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide: Jeffrey S.

By Rick G. on March 21, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

Guide: Jeffrey S.

This was my first time Cat skiing. The experience was truly amazing. The guides were very professional. They all made a bit effort to connect and make the experience great for everyone.

By Kristian D. on March 21, 2023


Trip: Snowcat Single Seat Reservation

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By Will P. on March 19, 2023


Trip: SxS Small Group | Private Reservation

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Had an amazing day! Guides were great and the skiing was off the charts.

By Justin P. on March 19, 2023