“Ridge running at its finest with incredible views of the Ruby Range and Paradise Divide.”
— Scott Krankkala
Views · Wildflowers
If there is parking available before the lodge you can park here. If there is not any space available please park at the lake as not to block access.
This trail starts can be accessed from a small parking area near the old Irwin Lodge via either Trail 419
or Trail 421
. Start at the signed path prior to the chain gate and ascend this trail through a wildflower-covered hillside to the ridge. Take a moment to enjoy the views and follow the primitive trail east along the ridge. If you ever get lost in some of the bushes, just remember to stay high on the ridge. When you reach the Gunsight notch you can either continue to the summit of Mt. Emmons or head north down the Gunsight road to the Slate River.
Flora & Fauna
Scarp Ridge features numerous wildflowers when in season.