Adress: Basalt, Colorado
The Ironedge Trail begins near the Fulford Cave Campground [http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recreation/recarea/?recid=40701] and ends at the Lake Charles Trail #1899 [http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recreation/recarea/?recid=40707] near Lake Charles. The trail becomes steep in places with switchbacks and follows an old logging road for a short distance. Be sure to look for rock cairns marking the trail. It will pass the Peter Estin Hut and Charles Peak before the trail opens up at tree line. Spectacular views of Castle Peak, the Flat Tops, and the Elk Range are seen along the way. Follow the cairns as the trail skirts around a hill and then begins to descend 2 1/2 miles to Lake Charles, through meadow, forest and rocky areas. View a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail [../../../../../../../../../../Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5186365.pdf] which is complete with directions, a map, details, and other information.
Member since: 2022
date: Tue Aug 16 2022
Super cool trail that goes up to the Peter Estin Hut and then down to Lake Charles. You can come back on the Lake Charles trail an...