9.9 miles
2,280 ft
-2,281 ft
1.2 miles
High Point

An oldie but a goodie! The PV-JP Loop has been a mainstay of the local riding scene since the '90s. This is a good ride for after work, as most hikers and horses only come out on the weekends. If you are going to ride it on the weekend, go early to avoid the rush and to keep out of the sun on the climb up Prairie View. Strongly recommend doing this one counter-clockwise.

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Trails in Route

Prairie View4.5 miles
Jewell Pass1.7 miles


  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Prairie View to Jewell Pass Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,517 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,524 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,521 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4.1 miles
  • Distance down
    4.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.5 miles
Avg: 4.5 (3 votes)
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Jewell pass falls frozen over.
Jewell pass falls frozen over.
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Jan 24, 2017
Prairie View to Jewel Pass (PVJ) - June 26 2016
Prairie View to Jewel Pass (PVJ) - June 26 2016
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Jul 4, 2016
Jewell Pass 2010
Jewell Pass 2010
3:03 | 334 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Feb 11, 2011
August 2010, Jewell Pass, Kananaskis AB

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jewell Pass
Jan 29, 2017 @ 4:12pm
Jan 29, 2017
Rode this jan 29 Generally great with more and more melty bits as you descend. Studs weren't critical but added confidence. Hilarious ride back to barrier dam on frozen lake.
Prairie View
Jan 29, 2017 @ 4:10pm
Jan 29, 2017
Rode this Jan 29 Ascent was great. Mostly smooth with excellent traction. Studs not necessary but seemed helpful
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