Corral Creek Trail (#989)


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. 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: TRAVEL AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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. No campfires – stoves only. Overnight stock use prohibited. In Rocky Mountain National Park: Dogs are prohibited. Permit required for overnight camping in park.
Closest Towns: Rustic, Walden Fort Collins
Water: Water can be filtered and treated from nearby water sources.
Restroom: Practice Leave No Trace principles.

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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Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Day Hiking

This short downhill trail offers access to the the southern end of the Big South Trail and the Poudre River Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This hike will give you some great views of the Poudre River and the fishing can be excellent. Corral Creek trailhead accommodates approximately approximately 8 vehicles. (no trailer parking)
Fire Information This trail is within a Comanche Peak Wilderness Area Travel Zone, which prohibits campfires.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Backpacking

Corral Creek trailhead accommodates approximately 8 vehicles.
Fire Information This trail is within a Comanche Peak Wilderness Area Travel Zone, which prohibits campfires.
Difficulty Level: Easy

Horse Riding

Corral Creek trailhead accommodates approximately 8 vehicles. (no trailer parking)
Size Restrictions no
Corrals no
Loading Ramp no
Hitching Rails no
Difficulty Level: Easy

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.3 miles one-way

  Latitude : 
40.51787

  Longitude : 
-105.771051

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