Henderson Spur Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
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Henderson Spur Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Berthoud Falls, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
800 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips




wild flowers


The Henderson Spur Trail takes you from the Henderson Mine parking area at the beginning of the Jones Pass Road to the Continental Divide Trail. The hike is a relatively easy hike as you switchback up 800 feet of elevation gain. It's mostly tree covered south facing and light to moderate traffic. Great way to access the CDT out of Empire, CO. There are two parking areas. The trailhead is at the closest one as you enter the Henderson Mine area. There's only a small sign stating 'Trail' and a standard CDT sign on the post on the north side of the road.

off road driving
10 days ago

Went up Jones pass today 6/7/18. Much of the lower part is clear and beautiful. However the road still has many snow plugs. A 4x4 vehicle will get through much of it, however about tree line the road is covered entirely and impassable. Can not wait for the snow to melt to camp up there again.

9 months ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Stay to the right when reach the fork at the continental divide trail and the trail will take you past some great views and beautiful fields. After a while there is another fork where we went left up to a saddle between two ridges for lunch. There's a secluded mountain valley you can look out across, loved it.

8 days ago

2 months ago

Sunday, August 21, 2016