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    New question here. best way to shuttle jones downhill

    Well was going to hit up sol this weekend but with the jump in fuel prices this weekend and entry fee and not being able to talk my cheap friend into going and pitching for fuel i figured i would just take said cheap friend and shuttle jones downhill. But one small problem. I have not done that before. And with legs killing me from yesterdays up the incline and run down barr trail i dont feel like riding up hill all that way. So if someone could help out and tell me where to park both trucks and directions on how to get there that would be great. thanks in advance.

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    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hitechredneck
    anyone?
    Jones is not really a shuttle. You can park up at Frosty's park off road 379. Then pedal across to the "downhill" portion. I would call it a xc or all mountain ride. Not quite like lift riding. All the local shops have a map of the area, grab it and start exploring.

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    The cheapest way to do it is the old fashioned way...earn your turns & ride up Gold Camp Rd to Frosty's.

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    It would be quite a bit of driving to shuttle it. I always ride up Gold Camp or Old Stage.

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    Ride pipeline instead if you're wanting more of a dh ride

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    does anyone ever shuttle pipeline? I'd be game for shuttling my jeep if others would be interested!

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    I usually have your sister drive me up to the trailhead, ride down until I get to the end of the trail where your sister greats me with ice cold beer and ask what I'd like to ride next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T10irons
    I usually have your sister drive me up to the trailhead, ride down until I get to the end of the trail where your sister greats me with ice cold beer and ask what I'd like to ride next.
    you're cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by $ally Hu$tle
    you're cool
    haha...and my offer still stands to do some shuttling if anyone wants in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewnielson
    does anyone ever shuttle pipeline? I'd be game for shuttling my jeep if others would be interested!
    The top of it is right next to where jones starts off. I'd be up for it.

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    I guess he must be cool cause she wont even do that for me. Im up for the weekend. Either day would work for me. or if you know another trail to hit I only rock a 6" bike so i wont blast down but i will give it my best shot to keep up.

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    I've got fridays and saturdays off, so saturday would probably be best.

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    I'm on a 08 Enduro, so I won't be DHing either...
    Just looking to do some good quality AM riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewnielson
    ...my offer still stands to do some shuttling if anyone wants in...
    Quote Originally Posted by andrewnielson
    Just looking to do some good quality AM riding!
    Wouldn't that imply riding to the top?
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    A fun route is park a car at Red Rocks and then drive up Old stage rd to 379. You can do Jones or Pipeline to Jones park, then do 666 to High dr., then do the Palmer/Sec 16 loop and take the Intemann trail and down to RR's.

    If you climb up it looks like this: (and my avatar )

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    Quote Originally Posted by rroeder
    A fun route is park a car at Red Rocks and then drive up Old stage rd to 379. You can do Jones or Pipeline to Jones park, then do 666 to High dr., then do the Palmer/Sec 16 loop and take the Intemann trail and down to RR's.

    If you climb up it looks like this: (and my avatar )
    We drove up Lower Gold Camp and started riding up Middle Gold Camp from the Cap'n Jack's parking lot for the ride you pictured, not Old Stage and 379. That was a great ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kristian
    We drove up Lower Gold Camp and started riding up Middle Gold Camp from the Cap'n Jack's parking lot for the ride you pictured, not Old Stage and 379. That was a great ride!
    Right, but I was refering to shuttling it not riding up, if you climb up like we did then def do Gold camp to Old stage and 379, or St Mary's, was a great ride.

    We did a fun route yesterday at MH too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Wouldn't that imply riding to the top?
    that would imply that I don't "want" to ride up to the top...hence the reason for wanting to shuttle! not everyone enjoys the up as much as the down

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewnielson
    that would imply that I don't "want" to ride up to the top...hence the reason for wanting to shuttle! not everyone enjoys the up as much as the down
    I heard ya. I've been a member of that group since I've been riding.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    There are many ways to ride Jones.. I have shuttled it, rode down Pipeline and the Jones options and even done Seven Bridges a couple of times. Looping it I have huffed it up St Marys or the grind in the saddle up ole Gold camp. Here are my thoughts.


    Shuttle Options:
    Pipeline> Seven Bridges> Chutes: This option offers the most down hill with about 0% climbing. Seven Bridges is worth going down but not my fav. This is the fast downhiller option.

    Pipeline or 701> Jones Park> Jacks> Chutes: I like this DH option better than the Seven Bridges Option it cuts over through aspens from pipeline to Jones park if you took Pipeline down. I like the 701 option better, it has 3 small climbs in it but offers more Singletrack and better DH. Once you complete Jones you can head up to Jacks or take Bear Creek down. The Bear Creek options lets you connect Palmer and Section 16 then take the Inteman Trail over to Red Rock to finish. I got the Red Rocks Combo idea from Rick (check out his cool graph) and its my favorite way to shuttle the area. But this route I would ride Jones park vs. Pipeline

    Loop options:
    Chutes Parking Lot Or Jacks Parking Lot> Gold Camp Rd> FR 379 > Jones back down.
    Fun Ride but lots of time in the saddle on dirt roads.

    Chutes Parking Lot Or Jacks Parking Lot> St Marys > FR 379 > Jones Back down. This is my usual way to Ride Jones and prefer Marys to grinding up Gold Camp but thatís just me. Going up Marys is about an hour hike a bike vs riding up Gold Camp rd that takes about 2-3 hours in the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude
    Chutes Parking Lot Or Jacks Parking Lot> St Marys > FR 379 > Jones Back down. This is my usual way to Ride Jones and prefer Marys to grinding up Gold Camp but thatís just me. Going up Marys is about an hour hike a bike vs riding up Gold Camp rd that takes about 2-3 hours in the saddle.
    Ditto that. I've ridden up Jones, St. Mary's, and Gold Camp, and I think that going up St. Mary's is the best trade-off in terms of pain and time in the saddle.

    I've also shuttled it a couple times. We would leave a car in the Stratton parking lot and get somebody to drop us off at Frosty Park. I have to admit that the lazy way is pretty tempting...

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    Did I mis-understand the part about there being a shuttle?










    About 4hrs later, and finally pointing downhill












    Damn, that was some goodness!
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    Great riding yesterday Lubes! We definitely earned our turns, I'm sunburned, tired and smiley today!

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    Was a great ride.... Well till I was in full on crying mode after my SECOND crash. My legs are feeling it today. I am loving my bright orange bike in the pic with the aspens!


    I tapped that

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    I am gonna vote for that being the best way to shuttle jones!


    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291851402/" title="IMG_1297 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7291851402_8376a1f613_b.jpg" width="1024" height="676" alt="IMG_1297"></a>
    Rock on how much climbing till we get there???




    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291843046/" title="IMG_1309 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7220/7291843046_423e5c38ac_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1309"></a>
    Hey we started way down there!







    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291845966/" title="IMG_1306 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8143/7291845966_2dd5383dcb_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1306"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291841926/" title="IMG_1310 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7105/7291841926_83fdd7cc2f_b.jpg" width="1024" height="649" alt="IMG_1310"></a>
    Only half way up, a rest was needed...








    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291839774/" title="IMG_1312 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7235/7291839774_7e272ec13c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="560" alt="IMG_1312"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291836282/" title="IMG_1314 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/7291836282_d033b9763a_b.jpg" width="1024" height="538" alt="IMG_1314"></a>

    Nice views







    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291828672/" title="IMG_1318 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7291828672_2dcca3e4bc_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1318"></a>
    Lets go down now b!tches



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291826824/" title="IMG_1319 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7083/7291826824_7f797a4c83_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1319"></a>
    Whats this? Just a very shot piece of hike a bike.






    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291823340/" title="IMG_1321 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7291823340_b63a32ee9d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="531" alt="IMG_1321"></a>
    You could not ask for a better day, sunshine, 70 deg temps, and a cool breeze.




    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291820068/" title="IMG_1326 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8168/7291820068_633095f42d_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="IMG_1326"></a>
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaydude/7291818782/" title="IMG_1328 by jaydude_72, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7104/7291818782_d132dd87de_b.jpg" width="683" height="1024" alt="IMG_1328"></a>
    And its time to wrap it up and haul ass back to the car. HTRN I hope your knee mends soon and great riding everybody!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Short Bus View Post
    Great riding yesterday Lubes! We definitely earned our turns, I'm sunburned, tired and smiley today!
    Looks a great ride... good work gents...

    where is this ride? how far from Denver? (yes, I'm new here )

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    Ummm. Must ride that again. Soon.

    Except properly. With a shuttle.

    Pedaling is for chumps.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    Looks a great ride... good work gents...

    where is this ride? how far from Denver? (yes, I'm new here )
    Strava saves the day

    Looks like this the climb being referenced?

    looks money...

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    Ummm. Must ride that again. Soon.

    Except properly. With a shuttle.

    Pedaling is for chumps.
    I'm definitely down for doing it the proper way next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WilburKookmeyer View Post
    Strava saves the day

    Looks like this the climb being referenced?

    looks money...
    Thats it, although we started from the bottom of the chutes at the stratton parking lot.

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    New question here.

    looking to do this tomorrow, is the Jones downhill part well marked? I have tried this twice in the last few years, I never know what trail I'm on. one time I finished on captain jacks, another on Marys. its been a while, any gpx files out there?

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    It's really not that difficult if you bring the map with you. At least that's what I've always done with no problems. Most, if not all of the trails are marked in some way. Have fun, go get lost, and when in doubt head down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    Ummm. Must ride that again. Soon.

    Except properly. With a shuttle.

    Pedaling is for chumps.
    I believe this is the shuttle ride you want to do...

    Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri View Post
    I believe this is the shuttle ride you want to do...
    Hell yes, I'd be down. Just say when.

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    Oh hell yes ^ 2, let's dial that one up!

    Hey K, can we use your truck?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    If we need a driver I guess I could volunteer. Hopefully there won't be any rock slides or boulders in the middle of the road again... It's all part of the adventure.

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    Maybe we could figure out a way to hire a shuttle. It would be nice to get dropped off at the top and not worry about retrieving vehicles.

    Last time was kinda a nightmare....::

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    You are right, this is the one you want for sure. If we go I will try not to break my toe withing the first 1/4 mile like last time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaydude View Post
    Maybe we could figure out a way to hire a shuttle. It would be nice to get dropped off at the top and not worry about retrieving vehicles.

    Last time was kinda a nightmare....::
    no doubt... super fun ride and glad to be a part of it, but the logistics were crazy

    we should pool together a shuttle fund to have someone drop us off, maybe $20-30 a person could make it worth while?

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