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Quick Facts

Battlement #2 Trail

Beginning Elevation: 8,700 Feet (2712.0 Meters)
Difficulty: More Difficult
Elevation Gain: 300 Feet (93.5 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,400 Feet (2618.5 Meters)
Length: 14 Miles (23.33 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 2160a
Usage: Light




General Description

The trail ascends to the ridge between Beaver Creek and West Mamm. The next half mile is very steep and has a number of switchbacks. The remainder of the trail slopes gently to West Mamm Trailhead. The trail also continues toward Mud Hill which is approximately 13 miles.

Directions from Rifle: Go south on County Road 317 for approximately 7 miles to the Beaver Creek trailhead.

Seasonal Information:
summer : late spring to fall through fall (NOTE: winter storms can be severe at the higher altitude) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Ranger TipBattlement Reservoirs (#2160)- access from Parachute. Moderate to difficult, 2 miles to top with a 2,000 foot elevation gain. Chain of seven lakes in pristine mountain setting.

Ranger Tip


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Difficulty: Moderate
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: If you use the directions provided by the FS you will end up in Roullison. Take a left on CR 317 to the trail head. From the turnoff onto cr317 it is about 6 miles. The trail is good, if you can find it.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting with required license
Yes
ICON Small Game Hunting with required license
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding
Yes
ICON Snowmobiling Check White River National Forest Map for travel regulations.
Yes



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