Corral Creek Trail (#989)

Area Status: Closed
This area is Closed

This short trail offers access to the southern end of the Big South Trail in the Comanche Peak Wilderness and to the Poudre River Trail in the backcountry system of Rocky Mountain National Park. The entire Corral Creek Trail is located within a Wilderness Travel Zone. Corral Creek trailhead accommodates approximately 8 vehicles, but no trailer parking.

You can find more information on the Poudre Wilderness Volunteers website. Download trail summary here.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed due to Cameron Peak Fire.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: General Wilderness Regulations: Dogs must be on a hand held leash. No motorized transport or mechanized equipment. Camps, campfires and stock, where allowed, at least 200 feet from water and trails. Group size limited to 12 people or stock animals combined. Certified weed-free hay is required for stock. Wilderness Travel Zone Regulations: Camping is only allowed in designated sites. No campfires – stoves only. Overnight stock use prohibited. In Rocky Mountain National Park: Dogs are prohibited. Permit required for overnight camping in park. Check with park for other regulations.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Walden Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.
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General Information

Directions: Travel 11 miles northwest of Fort Collins on U.S. Highway 287 to Colorado Highway 14. Turn left on CO 14, and travel 54 miles west to Forest Road 156, Long Draw Road, located across the highway from the Blue Lake trailhead parking lot. Travel 8 miles to the Corral Creek Trailhead. The lower end of the trail can be accessed via the Big South Trail (#944); from CO 14 take the Long Draw Road for about 4 miles and take the left fork leading to Peterson Lake. At Peterson Lake look for the trailhead sign.

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Corral Creek trailhead accommodates approximately 8 vehicles. (no trailer parking)
Hitching Railsno
Loading Rampno
Size Restrictionsno
Difficulty Level: Easy

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1.3 miles one-way

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Beginning Elevation: 10,050' - Ending Elevation: 9,700'