Henderson Park #1972


The trail goes through pine forests most of the way. It is hard to follow at times.The trail skirts the edge of Henderson Park and from there you can access Carter Creek, Coffe Pot Park, Last Chance Creek Trail and Josephine Lake trails. Before the trail drops into Carter Creek you have a great view of the creek. The trail becomes very rough at this point. After you leave Henderson Park water is scarce until you reach Carter Creek. It is about 2 miles to Henderson Park and 3 more miles to its junction with Last Chance Creek trail.

At a Glance

Permit Info: Each party overnighting in the Holly Cross Wilderness is required to self-register at the Trailhead and to carry a copy of the registrationwith them during their visit. There is no fee charged and no limit to the number of permits issued.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Henderson Park Trail is within the Holly Cross Wilderness, please educate yourself about Wilderness Ethics and rules.* DOGS MUST BE LEASHED out of consideration for both other people and wildlife.
Closest Towns: Basalt

General Information

Directions: From Carbondale travel east on Hwy 82 to Basalt. Turn left at the stoplight and travel 27 miles up the Fryingpan River road. Take road #501 to the left and go past Elk Wallow Campground. A short distance past the campground take the left fork for about a half mile to the trailhead on the left side. Caution: it is hard to see.



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Areas & Activities


  Area/Length : 
5 miles

  Elevation : 
9200 - 10400


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