Henson Creek

(nr Lake City CO)
Drove up the Engineer Pass Rd along Henson Creek in order to find a camp. With the cliffs in the canyon, and the roaring creek, the scenery was marvelous. Stopped several times to take photos.

Engineer Pass Rd

Henson Creek along Engineer Pass Rd

There was an old mine that gave tours into the mineshaft; not for me. A few pullouts, and a few small boondock campsites were passed on the way up. Found my spot across from the Pike Snowden Cabin historic site; a wide pullout between the road and the creek.

Engineer Pass Rd

Cliff next to the Creek

Engineer Pass Rd

Roaring Creek by the Road

There were tall pines providing shade for sitting next to the creek, and facing a cliff with a large boulder causing the water to roil. The downside was the dust stirred up from the road whenever a jeep or ATV went past. Still, it was pretty nice for a free campsite.

Engineer Pass Rd

Boulder by Creek at Camp

Engineer Pass Rd

Tardis by Henson Creek

Spent my time poking around, taking short hikes, riding my bike, checking out the cabin, sitting under the trees, and enjoying the mountain air and beautiful scenery.

Camp: Henson Creek-BLM boondock
Scene: Creek, canyon, camp

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2 Responses to Henson Creek

  1. Bradford Harris October 17, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    What a beautiful spot, Pleinguy! I love the looks of that creek. Was anyone fishing it? I have a feeling there are some beautiful trout in there. What a peaceful location. Nice pics, as always!

    • Pleinguy October 17, 2017 at 7:27 pm #

      Surprisingly, I didn’t see any fishermen along the creek. Water probably moving too fast; didn’t see many slow pools. It was a sweet spot for a camp.

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