Corral Creek Trail #989

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Trail Distance: 1.3 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min+
Elevation Gain: 350 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: No
Description
Despite its location close to a major highway, the Corral Creek Trail is a unique option to take Fido out to enjoy a scenic and remote neck of the woods that is not normally travelled. The trail has a wide path that was made from an old logging path that winds up through the trees and meadows to the Uneva Peak for some spectacular views.

Parking for Corral Creek Trail is available right off the exit of the nearby highway, with an off-street paved area available right next to the trail. When you and Fido first get on the trail, you'll notice a first steep section that climbs into an alpine forest by a short dirt trail. Once the incline ends and the trail begins to head north, it becomes more gradual and steady to walk on, widening by a foot as it cuts through the forests. This area is popular in the summer for mushroom hunting, and smaller forking trails lead off the main path to find them during the spring.

After a short distance, the trail begins to head away from the highway enough to where the noise fade, and actually enters a large grassy meadow, where wildflowers bloom throughout the spring and summer months. The trail widens even more to a double track, with the beautiful paintbrush, asters, lilies, and bluebell wildflowers present on both sides. Up until this point, the trail follows the Corral Creek to the foot of the mountain, before diverging off. At the final stretch of the hike, the trail takes another sharp incline as you begin to climb the side of the mountain before reaching the ridgeline to see a wonderful 360-degree view of the surrounding forests. After your short, but exciting hike, you can head down the mountain for a short run back to your car, which won't take long at all. Carry along water, clean up bags, and any other supplies you may need.

You and Fido will be sure to make plans to return to see all the amazing flowers, wildlife, and views of the area along this furbulous trail!

Trail Features
Loose Terrain, Muddy, Steep Inclines, Beach, Forest, Desert, Diverse Landscape, Mountains, Grassland
Abundant Wildlife, Wildflowers, Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Parking is off the road of a major highway exit, so watch out for cars when getting out of your car. The trail eventually runs along and crosses a creek, which will make it muddy, so be careful when hiking.
Address
Exit 190, Gerald R. Ford Memorial Highway,
Bellvue, CO 80512
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Address
Exit 190, Gerald R. Ford Memorial Highway,
Bellvue, CO 80512
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
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Sun Sunrise - Sunset