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Chainsaw and Flume Trail is a 5.7 mile moderately 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.

Length 5.7 mi Elevation gain 298 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Kid friendly Camping Hiking Mountain biking Forest River Wildlife Rocky
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Getting There

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.

Small parking lot. Primitive for fee campround is along the trail (just past the trail head)

From the traffic light in Fraser, head north on 40, turn left on Eisenhower. Left after railroad tracks onto Leonard. Follow corner to right, becomes Mill/CR73. Turn left at signs for St Louis Creek Campground. Trailhead will be on the right side of the road.

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Jennifer Davia
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Hiking

hot and dusty trail. no real view

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Heather Pruitt
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Hiking

A very easy day hike with our kids. Great views of Byers. LOTS of bikers. Everyone was super polite and happy!

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Dustin McWhirter
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HikingGreat!

not alot of signs to get to the trail but great 3 hr or less trail, lots of shade, not to many elevation changes

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Natalie Shooter Henry
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Hiking

Stick to the out and back. Don’t take the creek side loop unless you want the crowds.

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Rob Amann
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Mountain biking
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Paul Clementi
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Hiking

super bike trail. ok for hiking, if you are good with sharing the trail with bikers.

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Marshall Krupka
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Hiking

Was great, didn’t see another human. Def need snowshoes right now though.

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Dan Farrand
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Fell through the snow countless times. Got frustrated. Walked the road on the loop back. Still enjoyed, worth it.

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LT Allred
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Running

Great Trail for singletrack lots of dirt not much rocks and roots. Definitely need a trail shoe though, today we had snow and mud on the trail due to the snow storm on Wednesday. Great switchbacks so you don't climb massive vertical, it's a gradual climb. You will come across bikes some of them understand Trail etiquette...but most of them don't. you're in and out of Lodgepole Pine. Good sunglasses that can help you see through the Sun and Shadow, light grade of sunglass.

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Mark Risner
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Hiking

Trail head on map is incorrect. There is no access at the mileage noted. Go a couple tenths of a mile west where there is a parking lot and large forest service sign with a map. This marks the trail head for several trails. Signage for trail is clearly marked once you get to the creek. Relatively easy trail that is very pretty. Not a ton of aspen, but those that were there were turning brilliant colors

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Janice Strayve
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Mountain biking

We were all over, I did some of chainsaw and flume really liked the area. Hope to be back soon

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Sue Hagerty
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Hiking

Did Creekside up - lots of rocks

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Luana Hancock
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Hiking

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.

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Rebecca Grant
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Hiking

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

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

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Rob Amann
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Hiking

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.

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

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

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Angela Cook
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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.

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Linda Olsen
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Hiking

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.

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Karin Ballard
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Hiking

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.

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Phil Hyatt
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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.

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Danniel Williams
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Hiking

Nice hike with a few secret trails.

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