Sledge Hammer

5/5 (10 reviews)
Sledge Hammer offers everything you've come to expect from the Pike National Forest: Dramatic outcrops of Pikes Peak granite, grassy meadows surrounded by sparse pine forest and aspen groves, and secluded campsites with views for miles. Situated a few miles southeast of famous (and often crowded) E...Read More
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Highlights of Sledge Hammer

Camping Category IconCamping
Scenic Category IconScenic
Snow Wheeling Category IconSnow Wheeling
Highest Elevation
8808 ft
Shape of Trail
Loop
Typically Open
06/15 - 03/01
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
243, 243.1A, 243.1B, 243.1C
Nearest Town
Lake George
Nearest Services
Florissant
Management Agency
Pike National Forest
District
South Park Ranger District

Overview

Sledge Hammer offers everything you've come to expect from the Pike National Forest: Dramatic outcrops of Pikes Peak granite, grassy meadows surrounded by sparse pine forest and aspen groves, and secluded campsites with views for miles. Situated a few miles southeast of famous (and often crowded) Eleven Mile Canyon, this out-of-the-way trail network is a true hidden gem. Most summer days, you'd be hard-pressed to find two or three other rigs on the trail. The few established campsites are true havens of back-country peace and quiet.

Trail Difficulty and Assessment

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25 Waypoints
77 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
10 Community Reviews
1 Video
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