Corkscrew Gulch Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"This scenic trail cuts through the heart of old mining country as it winds between Red Mountain No. 1 and No. 2. You may encounter large trucks on the lower half of the route because the area is still actively logged. ATVs are allowed on this trail and staging is permitted at the north end of the trail. You can also park and enter the area from the Gladstone end if you are coming from Silverton. There are many legal side roads to explore between Gladstone and Hurricane Pass.
Just south of where Corkscrew Gulch leaves U.S. 550, several roads wind around in the trees. Here and there, a building can be found. This is all that remains of the once important mining town of Ironton. The lower section of the trail has a great deal of clay in the soil which makes it very slippery when wet. Stay off the trail during wet periods."