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Trail: Henderson Park #1972
Region: Frying Pan River Valley
Difficulty: moderate
Description: 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.
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.
Map: USGS Nast


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