Ironedge Trail

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Ironedge Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Eagle, Colorado that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.7 miles
2,290 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


nature trips

trail running



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.

6 months ago

This is a new favorite hike. We only passed one person on the trail, and he was the guy running the Peter Estin Hut at the end of the trail. It's mostly covered with some exposed spots. As others have said, it's definitely longer than 3 miles. We clocked around 5+ miles up to the hut and back. But the views from the hut are great and well worth the incline.

6 months ago

This trail was amazing. It leads all the way up to Mt Charles which I nearly summited but was not prepared for such a long hike. 2.9 miles? Seems longer than that. Beautiful views, many alpine flowers in bloom, and just a nice long trail. It kicked my butt. I plan to come back here ASAP.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Loved it step and a good exercise... I did the entire loop... Hike up to the cabin then hike down to the lake Charles then we add a mile more from Charles up to the Mystic island lakes and hike down trough the lake Charles trail.... Pretty much I made between 12-13 miles in total

Monday, July 20, 2015

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!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

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.

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5 months ago