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Gill Trail #610

Intermediate

Trail

4.8 mile 7.8 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 928' 283 m
Descent: -333' -101 m
High: 7,226' 2,203 m
Low: 6,529' 1,990 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)

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Trail shared by Chad Phyle

A beautifully maintained trail, a lot of downed trees but not on the trail. River noise in the background, great views!

Chad Phyle

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This trail is jointly managed by Pike National Forest—South Platte Ranger District and Denver Water.

Description

Park at Cheesman lot, walk down the trail along the stream and cross the road. You will start climbing as you go until you reach the Anglers sign and the trail forks. Take the trail to the right and you will start to descend but still be above the river and soon will see it. There are countless options to head to the bank to soak your feet or toss some flies, depending on what you brought with you. Endless photo opportunity and the peaceful sounds of the river passing you by. There are a lot of boulders you could also chalk up and have a go on. There were fly fisherman on the banks and in the river, everyone was friendly and it wasn’t over crowded. I will return and do the whole out and back, it just took longer to drive there then I had budgeted this time.

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  4.1 from 8 votes

#2

in Deckers

#6625

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#2

in Deckers

#563

in Colorado

#6,625

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642 Since Jan 7, 2019
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Cheesman Mountain from the river
May 5, 2019 near Deckers, CO
Heading uphill from the parking lot. One of the best maintained trails from fallen trees I have come across.
Jan 6, 2019 near Deckers, CO
Endless photo opportunity. Beautiful shots everywhere.
Jan 6, 2019 near Deckers, CO
Take a right at the sign to continue down the trail or take a left if you brought a fly rod.
Jan 6, 2019 near Deckers, CO

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