Jones pass is a mix of many of Colorado’s best sights. Huge vista that go for 50+ miles, wildflowers galore, fun 4×4 roads and beautiful alpine meadows. It’s a nice “one stop shop” for photographers and is relatively close to Denver (about an hour out of town).
Access to the top of the pass (which puts you on the Continental Divide @ 12,454 ft) is only accessible by vehicle for a few short months of the year (4×4 required). But the remaining times (when accessible at all), you can park lower on the mountains and hike your way to the top with some effort and a willingness to slide down some steep snow cornice on the way back. The altitude will take its toll, but it’s worth it.
Wildflowers abound here. The high altitude environment keeps them blooming well into the summer after lower altitudes have gotten too hot. You may find yourself at odds with yourself whether to keep your wide angle on or your macro lens.