Chainsaw and Flume Trail

MODERATE 63 reviews
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Chainsaw and Flume Trail is a 5.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Fraser, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.7 miles Elevation Gain: 298 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

forest

river

wildlife

rocky

The trail follows the creek for about 1.5 mile along a rocky single track, the travels a short distance long a forest service road to the south before heading back east along the flume trail on the south side of the creek with takes you across the creek back to the trailhead.

hiking
12 days ago

Did Creekside up - lots of rocks

hiking
1 month ago

Where in the heck is the trailhead for this? Used the app directions and it took us to nothing. Drove around the general area looking for it, but the only signage and trailheads we found did not include this trail name. Do you start on another trail first? Ended up doing Tippery Creek instead.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, but there was a mountain biking race and we couldn’t continue for more than a mile in.

hiking
muddy
off trail
snow
4 months ago

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muddy
snow
4 months ago

11 months ago

Nice trail with beautiful fall aspen colors. Fairly flat. Several mountain bikers use the trail but were courteous when passing. Others saw a moose.

hiking
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Not the most scenic hike in the area but still not a bad outing. Lots of mountain bike traffic so keep your head on a swivel if you're hiking. The creek was nice but otherwise it really wasn't all that great.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Hiking on this trail was amazing for me. Not hard to find and beautiful views.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

extreme rocky...probably ok for experienced riders but too technical for inexperienced riders

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

We only made it to the creek where my family placed colorful rocks in the shape of a heart in remembrance of our angel baby Maverick. It was a magical experience.

hiking
Monday, July 09, 2018

This is an easy walk. We weren’t able to complete the loop because we ran out of time. If you go 1.7 miles past the eastern trailhead to the camp ground trailhead, it cuts off the timber slag area that is rather uninteresting.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

7-17-15- k mo; Or known as "the bench" trail by locals. It can start or end by campground and / or park up from campground and walk along creek over foot bridge to start. You can go up and back or it connects and circles around by campground/ road partial.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

We were ready for a fairly flat hike and this fit the bill, however the down trees throughout the hike really ruined it. Take one of the other trails that connect to this one to get a much more scenic path.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Nice hike with a few secret trails.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Great during the Fall!

Monday, September 05, 2016

Nice hike with the dogs with a view of the mountains and creek half way.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Fun midday trail. Saw alot of mountain bikers of all ages. Alot of the trail runs next to a small river. Many down trees, open up for views.

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

Very nice midday trail. Saw alot of bikers of all ages. Mostly flat with a couple of 15 foot inclines. Close to the river most of the hike.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Good times, good friends. Clean Trail. Lots of down trees though.

mountain biking
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

The trail is a fairly flat but scenic loop along a small creek. I biked the trail and rate it just above a beginner level, maybe intermediate skill level.

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