Jones Pass Trailhead


The Jones Pass trailhead offers a variety of summer and winter activities. Hiking opportunities include hiking on the Continental Divide Trail via the Henderson Spur trail and/or driving to the top of Jones Pass. Butler Gulch is also a popular hiking and cross-country ski trail. The road climbs gradually to the top of the pass and descends steeply down the west side to a closed road. Winter activities include snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

At a Glance

Rentals & Guides: Powder Addiction, guided snow cat skiing and riding.
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Empire, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service on Henderson Mine property

General Information

Directions: From I-70, take exit 232 to US 40,proceed northwest approx. 9 miles to small town of Berthoud Falls. Turn left at the sign for Jones Pass/Henderson Mine. Follow paved road 1.6 miles to a gate, turn right on Forest Road 144. The trailhead is a half mile ahead.



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  Area/Length : 
4 miles to pass (one way)

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  Elevation : 
Trailhead: 10,434' - Destination: 12,453'