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Rachel Northcutt
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Mountain biking

Fun trail! The start was a little confusing as you need to follow the sidewalk along 67 to access the paved trail. Super easy 7mi to the lake - too bumpy for a road bike. The way back is tough.. be ready for a steady incline the whole way! Overall great ride! Lake at the end is beautiful. Tip - when you get to the lake you can take the mountain bike trails that run along side the campground and this will allow you to access the trail again without having to ride on the road. You will still have to cross 67.

Alesandra Rodriguez
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Fishing

Beautiful hike! We enjoyed hiking by the river!

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Renee Tipton
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Great!Rocky

We went last weekend. It was so beautiful and loved seeing all the fly fishermen. We hiked the gill trail with our two kids under 6, held their hands on the more scary parts but it was easily done. Be courteous of the fishermen and don't go jumping in the water next to them, like we saw others do. Would definitely recommend this place.

Shannon Hagain
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Hiking

Nice trail but I would say this is not stroller friendly. I just barely made it past the beginning of the lake before having to turn back,in both sides. Not meant for strollers that are durable enough for a 6 hour hike all the way around, anyway.

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J.t. Bryan
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Hiking

Lots of fisherman so be careful that you don’t cause any activity around them. Great views of the Canyon from above and below. Plenty of spots to stop and let your dog cool off.

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Matthew Baca
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Hiking

This is a sneaky little trail! The first 7 miles fly by because of the decline. The last 7 are grinders! I recommend this for anyone looking to up their cardio and their legs!

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Tom S.
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Hiking

Did this trail as a loop, it was 7 miles from trail head to the trail end. This was very scenic going along the River with lots of elevation gain. There was one small scramble up and over a large rock. I did not have it in me to go back this way so I walked 3 miles back on the road to complete the loop. The road was complete sun and in the 90’s on this July 4 Independence Day. Overall, some nice views along the River. I would bring my swim suit if I ever do this again.

Jess Wykstra
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Hiking

Great family trail.

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Camille Theriot
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RockyScramble

We arrived around 8am on a Sunday and I would say the parking lot was 60% full. The toilet at the trailhead is open but quite disgusting! The trail itself was beautiful in the first half, icy water, tons of fly fishermen, fun hiking. At some point we got off trail and were on the Gill Trail which is much harder, technical 4-point hiking, and steep elevation, but the parts that were actually Chessman were great. Good mix of inclines and declines, shade and heat. Would recommend poles for the declines, slippery rock and gravel at points.

Steve Kuethe
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Mountain biking

Two trees down blocking the trail just a mile or two shy of the peak elevation. All in all a wild and wonderful trail.

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Michael Levin
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Hiking

Saw a deer. Similar to Land Before Time. Hot AF without shade.

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Kristen Stanley
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HikingGreat!

Absolutely amazing trail, well maintained throughout. We chose to split the segment into 2 days, if you are looking to do the same beware that after mile 10 it’s slim pickings for established campsights. We lucked out, and weather was amazing! Downed trees towards S. Platte, but nothing not doable.

Jess Ferenc
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Hiking

Trail closed July 2 due to spring runoff

DJ Kline
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Hiking

Great trail. Great condition. Great views. Very quiet traffic wise. Took our dog out with us on a Wednesday around 730am and left by 11am. Great stops for letting him in the water to cool off. Highly recommend.

Yasoda Nauth
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Hiking

Great hike for a couple of hours! The views are gorgeous and well worth the slightly steep areas. We got here at 10:30 AM on 6/29 and there was more than half the parking lot empty.

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Cat Gonnering
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No shade

got there at 8am on Saturday and the parking lot was almost full. super easy trail with beautiful views and easy access to the South Platte. this was a fun hike and shade was intermittent. it did get a little hot but a great hike!

Andrew F
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Hiking

Amazing hike. Just absolutely beautiful. The pup loved it!!

YoCO Z.
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Walking

Great trail! It was just a lengthy enough trail and just enough elevation gain/loss. No water in the gulch so wouldn't say theres a river like it does in the description. Half/half of shade and sun. Saw a couple in their mid-late 70s trekking up the slope! Slow and easy gets it done!

Matthew Baca
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Beautiful trail with astonishing views. I would caution anyone who isn’t the most avid mountain biker from attempting this on a bicycle. We bikes 9 miles before abandoning the bikes to finish the remainder on foot due to the heavily technical terrain.

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Roy CO
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HikingGreat!

Overall great hike, nothing difficult about the hike except the distance and constantly stopping for mountain bikers- Don't get me wrong, i have rode this trail in the past and learned my lesson to never ride it again on the weekend! Deer, Squirrel, chipmunk and the occasional fish swimming near a fisherman!!!! HA Started at 7 finished at 11:20ish. If you do not enter the trail from one of the off trails get there early park at the boat ramp area and do the hike clockwise as you will finish in the shade.

Brittany D
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HikingNo shadeRocky

You will be given a $15 ticket if you park on the street by the trailhead.

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Linda Felici
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Hiking

Absolutely gorgeous trail. Some great spots to wade or even swim along the way. Go early to find parking, saw a cop giving tickets like they were going out of style when I was leaving.

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Jasper Vallad
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Hiking

it was mentioned to take the trail counter clockwise, and it was definitely worth it! beautiful views and awesome wilderness!

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