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Gill Trail #610

Intermediate
 4.2 (15)

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


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

Point to Point

7,226' 2,203 m

High

6,529' 1,990 m

Low

928' 283 m

Up

333' 101 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

40%

Max Grade (22°)

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Need to Know

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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Chad Phyle

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 15 votes

#2

in Deckers

#5397

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#2

in Deckers

#384

in Colorado

#5,397

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Photos

Cheesman Mountain from the river
May 5, 2019 near Deckers, CO
Views from Gill Trail #610.
Aug 31, 2020 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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Aug 28, 2020
Ryan Eldredge
6.5mi — 1h 50m
Aug 2, 2020
Colin Trottnow
Jul 27, 2020
Nick da Luz
Jul 5, 2020
Dmitry S
Jun 14, 2020
Joseph Malavasi
May 20, 2020
John Saldaña
dry, a bit of loose gravel. great views of the lake and amazing spots to hang out on the river in the canyon 4.8mi
May 10, 2020
Beth Barron
Went 6 miles RT
May 8, 2020
Chad Haven
Forgot baby carrier, made shift with travel towel out and backpack back, didn't hike too far out, hammocked on the river for a bit. Gorgeous place