Butler Gulch Trail

  
The moderate to steep climb travels through spruce/fir forest on a narrow closed road. This leads to an open bowl and is a great for viewing wildflowers in the summer and backcountry skiing in the winter.

At a Glance

Usage: Moderate
Restrictions: Trail is closed to all motor vehicles including snowmobiles.
Closest Towns: Empire, CO
Water: Stream treat water for drinking.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
Operated By: Henderson Mine and U.S. Forest Service

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


Hiking

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Nature Viewing

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Winter Sports

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XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The moderate to steep climb travels through spruce/fir forest on a narrow closed road. This leads to an open bowl where the glades are ideal for skiing and riding. Trail is closed to snowmobiles.
Warming SheltersNo
Difficulty Level: Intermediate to Difficult
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
2.5 miles (one-way)

  Elevation : 
10,400' - 11,900'

 



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