Hiking & Trails

Trail of the Week: Corrals Trail

It's the old standby — The Corrals Trail.

If you need to run the dog, just get out of the city for an hour or so, or gaze at the Foothills, this is the place.

The Corrals Trail off Bogus Basin Road offers a close-in place for trail runners or those who just want to stroll.

The views of the mountains are refreshing, especially if there is a low inversion hiding the city. The snow-capped mountains seem to be right up close and personal.

Corrals Trail has been dry over the last few weeks but got pretty wet earlier this week. Don't use the trail if it is muddy. It should dry out fairly fast.

Enjoy this Foothills trail.

Trail of the Week

Open to: Hikers, mountain bikers and horses.

Ideal for: Quick, short hikes.

Trailhead elevation: 3,400 feet.

Destination elevation: Several hundred feet in elevation in winter.

Length: A mile or more depending on your trip.

Difficulty: Easy hiking , but there can be strenuous climbs, depending on your route.

Out and back or loop: Both.

Wildlife you might see: Deer, coyotes and birds.

Notes/bathrooms: Restroom is located at upper trailhead parking lot.

Information: www.ridgetorivers.org.

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