Ridge is on the southern section of Mt. Stelfox, the long mountain,
which rises behind the Whitegoat Lakes. It got its name from
an abundance of fossilized corals, which can be found in the
rocks at the top rocks which at one time were formed
at the bottom of the ocean.
most of the Front Ranges consisting of limestone and other sedimentary
rocks, this is by no means the only place where fossils can
be found and there are many more accessible sites, such as Hoodoo
Creek and exposed rock ledges along Abraham Lake.
trail leads to the top of Coral Ridge and orientation becomes
difficult once you leave the Coral Creek trail and start your
ascent from the far side of the mountain. An abundance of deadwood
left by past fires and storms makes this outing a real bush-whacking
experience in the middle section.
you gain elevation and get onto the southern ridge (top photo),
a magnificent vista of the Cline River Valley and the Whitegoat
Peaks is followed by more spectacular views of Lake Abraham
and the Whitegoat Lakes area, when you get to the top.
Trails West offers trail riding and backcountry horse trips
in the Coral Creek area.