Jewell Pass Details
Jewell Pass is the second part of the XC classic Prairie View - Jewell Pass loop. It's popular with hikers [and the occasional horse] on the weekends, so weeknights are a good option.
Beginning from the junction with Quaite Valley and Prairie View, head down the Jewell Pass singletrack. It starts off as fast, windy singletrack, a few hits to jump off of, with some sections of loose rock and roots. The floods of 2013 and subsequent rebuild radically changed parts of the trail. What used to be a narrow dirt trail with a few hinky bridges and techy bits is now wider, faster and pretty damn fun at speed. Take it easy on your first ride through. There's one short, sharp climb to take you out of the gully, and you're back to blasting along on rooty dirt before ripping across a cutline and dropping onto the Stoney Trail. Head left/east on Stoney to get back to Barrier Dam.
Access is from Quaite Valley trail [Hwy 1], Prairie View trail [Hwy 40], Stoney Trail [Hwy 40]
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More Stats for Jewell Pass mountain bike trail
Altitude change-774 ft
Altitude min4,523 ft
Altitude max1.0 miles
Altitude start1.0 miles
Altitude end4,523 ft
Distance climb581 ft
Distance down1.3 miles
Distance flat1,685 ft
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Jewell Pass Trail Reports
Jan 29, 2017 @ 4:12pmJan 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...|
Nov 13, 2016 @ 4:09pmNov 13, 2016
|Dry and perfect. Excellent riding condition. Ride soon before the weather turns.|
Oct 30, 2016 @ 8:02pmOct 30, 2016
|Mostly dry. A couple of puddles and a few soft sections.|
Aug 14, 2016 @ 6:52amAug 14, 2016
|Mostly dry, but a couple of soft spots. The new bridge is nice.|
Jul 19, 2016 @ 4:59pmJul 19, 2016
|From FB: Prairie view - Jewell pass is in perfect condition|
Routes with this trail
|Prairie View to Jewell Pass Loop featured||9.9 miles|
|Prairie View/Jewel Pass||14.2 miles|
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