Project-JK Sidewinder & Bronco Peak Trail Run VIDEO

As some of you may know, Bronco Peak is a short but difficult rated trail that is situated within the Corral Canyon OHV area which is located just south of I-8 near to the town of Alpine.  According to the Southern California Back Roads & 4-Wheel Drive Trails book by Charles Wells, Bronco Peak is an “difficult? rated “nasty hardcore trail… very steep with tight brush… large boulders? and that “several places are steep enough to cause a rollover if driver is not careful… front and rear lockers are recommended.? And, after being told that a 4-door Jeep JK Wrangler couldn’t do this run, you know that it was gonna be a run that I would have to do.  Of course, being that the Bronco Peak is so short, our group of 3 Jeep JK Unlimited Rubicons, 2 JK Unlimited Saharas and 2 JK 2-Doors X’s decided that we should first do a run up another short but “difficult? rated trail nearby trail called Sidewinder. Unfortunately, it would also be the only trail that a majority of our group would do.  If you would like to see our adventures on Bronco Peak, simply click on the screen or link below:

Project-JK Sidewinder & Bronco Peak Trail Run YouTube Video 2008

If you would like to see photos from our run, click on the link below:

Project-JK Sidewinder & Bronco Peak Trail Run 2008 Photo Gallery

And last but not least, if you would like read the trip report from this run, please click on the link below:

Project-JK Sidewinder & Bronco Peak Trail Report 2008



  1. yeah, broke my track bar mount at the frame. really sucked too as i was just starting my way down the hardest part of bronco peak too. working my way down wounded was by far some of the most challenging wheeling i have done to date.

  2. Wow! What happened??? I can’t believe all of the carnage… Sidewinder is the Adopted Trail of The Land Rover Club of San Diego, which I’m a member of and we’ve never had that much trouble on Sidewinder with our Rovers. Alexis took his Liberty, without lockers on 31″ tires, through Sidewinder with us several years back and had no problems either.
    I could understand the carnage if it was on Bronco Peak but I’m just very surprised that Sidewinder gave as much trouble.
    It looked like fun and it’s too bad you didn’t let us know because it would’ve been great to wheel with you.

  3. in all fairness, the only carnage we had on sidewinder was 2 flats, a broken drive shaft and a broken front axle. the first flat was caused by the front tire coming into contact with the swaybar disconnect storage pin. less back spacing on the wheels would have prevented this from happening. the 2nd flat was caused by a large bolt that SGT EVIL ran over. the drive shaft break occured because it was sold with the double cardin just tack welded on. this was a defective product and if it were welded properly, i don’t think it would have broken. as for the D30 front axle, it broke while trying to wheel the rest of the trail in front wheel drive only. the last break you see in the video happend on bronco peak and that was on my jeep. i’m sure we’ll be doing this one again soon and you’ll have to join us then.

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