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.

Activities


Bicycling

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Hiking

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Day Hiking

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.
Fire InformationUnless seasonal restrictions are in effect, campfires must be attended at all times and cold to the touch with the bare hand before being abandoned. Collection of dead and down wood is allowed; do not break branches from standing trees for firewood.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Backpacking

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.
Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Horse Riding & Camping

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Winter Sports

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Areas & Activities

Location

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

  Latitude : 
39.771071

  Longitude : 
-105.854159

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

 



https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/arp/recreation/climbing/recarea/?recid=28436&actid=50