Corral Peak  
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USGS 7.5' Map: Corral Peaks, Parshall
Statistics:
Difficulty: Number: Miles: Altitude: Obstacles: Time:
Easy 1 FR 112.6 13.10 8,200 to 10,530 ft. NA 4-5 hours
County: Grand
Adopted by:      
Managed by: Routt National Forest,
Parks Ranger District
100 N. Main (P.O. Box 158)
Walden, Colorado 80480
(970)723-2700
Summary: Corral Peak is the west side of Cabin Creek Divide.
Attractions: Scenic
Seasonal
Closure:
Natural - Closed by heavy snows.
Best Time: June - Best
July - Best
August - Best
September - Best
October - Early snows possible
Trail Heads
Accessed:
 
Camping: There are dispersed campsites along the lower sections of the road. The upper section has few openings in the trees. At the top of the divide there are two small dispersed camp sites.
Base Camp: This would be a good area to base camp and explore the other 4WD roads in the area.
Fall Colors: Average - The lower part of the road near Parshall has aspen groves along the hills before you gain in altitude.
Navigation: From Kremmling, CO head east on US-40 East/Park Ave toward 6th Street. Continue to follow US-40 East for 10.2 miles. Turn left onto County Hwy 21/County Rd 21 and continue to follow County Rd 21 for 4.6 miles. Turn right to stay on County Rd 21 and go 0.3 miles. Take a slight left to stay on County Rd 21, the right goes to a private ranch. Continue on the left up hill. This is the Corral Peaks, FR112.6, road.

From Granby, CO head west on US-40 West/East Agate Ave for 17.4 miles. Turn right onto County Hwy 21/Co Rd 21and continue to follow County Rd 21 for 4.6 miles. Turn right to stay on County Rd 21 and go 0.3 miles. Take a slight left to stay on County Rd 21, the right goes to a private ranch. Continue on the left up hill. This is the Corral Peaks, FR112.6, road.
History: Most likely Corral Peak road was created as a logging road to gain access to the timber on Corral Peak.
Description:
(I have only driven the upper and lower sections of Corral Peak 4WD road. The middle section is marked by waypoints and is an estimate.)

From the intersection of Old Corral Peak, FR12, and Corral Peak, FR112.6, Corral Peak road will continue around Grouse Mountain on the east side. Just after starting Corral Peak from the south end you will come to an intersection with FR262 to the left. This road dead ends. Continue to the right to stay on FR112.6. At the next intersection stay to the left to stay on FR112.6, the right will be FR112.6D, which dead ends. The next intersection is with FR112.B to the left which dead ends also. Stay to the right to continue on FR112.6.

At the next intersection stay to the left to continue on FR112.6, the right is FR111 which dead ends. In about a quarter mile will be the intersection with Old Corral Peak which ties into Corral Peak from a lower road heading in the same direction. Stay on the main road. After another quarter mile you will come to the intersection with Tiger Oil FR125. Stay to the right which loops up and east to continue on FR112.6. The last area you have driven through was logged in 2012 to remove beatle kill trees.
Cabin Creek Divide

photo by:
Adam M

Corral Peak road will continue to climb along the side of Elk Mountain through heavily forested areas. After just over two miles the road will top out at Cabin Creek Divide with views of the Willow Creek valley below. Highway 125 runs in the bottom of the valley.
Data updated May 15, 2014        4WD Road driven September 2, 2013        Copyright 4X4Explore.com - 2000-2014