Ironedge Trail is a 14 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle, CO that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking.
Directions from Eagle: Follow Brush Creek Road south of Eagle. At 10 miles the road will fork. Take the left fork onto East Brush Creek Road, Forest Road 415. Drive 6 miles, passing Yeoman Park Campground, to the next main intersection. Go straight ahead another mile to Fulford Cave Campground. Park in the day use lot. The Ironedge Trail starts from the Lake Charles Trailhead.
This trial was amazing. It was a pretty steep climb for the first couple miles. Stopped a few times to catch our breath. We got the the hut and the views were unbelievable. We continued on up into the trees and right when we get the tree line the weather got pretty nasty. Headed back down and hunkered under a tarp while it poured for an hour. Weather cleared up and we continued along. All in all the views were spectacular and the hike was challenging. Lake Charles was beautiful once we got there. We took the lake Charles trail back down the next day. Highly recommend!
Our plan was to start on this trail and
Continue down to lake Edward and camp. This trail isn't too difficult just a constant incline most of the way. About 4 miles in you hit the peter estin hut where there are some amazing views and continue up above the tree line along the ridge. Absolutely amazing. After starting the descent you will go into meadow areas where the trail is a little hard to pick up but markers are there to help guide you. The trail then leads you down to lake edwards and past it if you want to make it a loop.