Corkscrew Gulch

Silverton, Colorado 81433

Corkscrew Gulch

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."

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Trail Information

Silverton
Nearby City
5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
ATVs and Dirt Bikes
Vehicles
Moderate
Difficulty
1 hour or more
Duration
Spring through fall; when snow free
Season
Uncompahgre National Forest
Local Contacts
Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Uncompahgre National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Silverton, Ouray #141
Local Maps

Trail Log