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blue Scarp Ridge Trail

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3.4 mile 5.4 kilometer point to point
85% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 730' 223 m
Descent: -638' -195 m
High: 12,281' 3,743 m
Low: 11,869' 3,618 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 8% (4°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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Ridge running at its finest with incredible views of the Ruby Range and Paradise Divide.

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Features 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.

Description

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.

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