Henderson Spur Trail

MODERATE 2 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.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
866 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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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.

1 month 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.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016