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There are several rugged peaks along the ridge, including Sugarloaf Mountain, Haystack, Mountain, and North Mamm Peak which tops out an elevation of 11,123 feet. Each peak is a jumble of volcanic boulders and ancient lava flows spread out in all directions from the area. Climbing to the top can be a challenge on the ankles as you hop from rock to rock.
The Mamm Peaks are one of Rifle’s best-kept secrets. After only a few minute’s drive from town the landscape transitions from desert pinyon-and-juniper country to a classic Colorado mountain wonderland. Hike the Battlement Trail, West Mamm Creek Trail, or Beaver Creek Trail to find secluded stands of aspens, spruce, and fir that end at 1,000-foot cliffs. Backpack in for a weekend to find creekside campsites, alpine grasslands, fields of wildflowers, and boulder piles. Climb North Mamm Peak for a fun challenge with rewards of 360-degree views of the western slope of Colorado. The Mamm Peaks area has an extremely rich habitat for big-game, especially during the summer months. The area is one of the best black bear habitats in the entire state, as well as an elk calving area and wild turkey habitat. The Mamm Peaks are located approximately 8 miles south of Rifle in the White River National Forest. They can be accessed from a number of different points.
From the west, visitors can access the Mamm Peak roadless area and the Battlement Reservoirs from the Battlement Trail. From Rifle, the West Mamm Creek Trail and the Beaver Creek Trail lead into the area.