Cheesman Ranch Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews
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Cheesman Ranch Trail is a 9.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Divide, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

9.5 miles 1584 feet Loop



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding



wild flowers


Nice wide trail on the North End of Mueller State Park near Divide, Colorado. This is a 5.5 mile loop which allows horses, mountain bikes, and hikers. Lots of wildlife viewing opportunities particularly in the early morning and evening hours.

5 days ago

We settled on this trail the morning we tried to hike Horsetheif to the Crags Trail (it was too icy though). I'm so glad we hiked this trail (in conjunction with Cahill Pond Trail) because it ended up being my favorite hike of our entire week long hiking trip. We set our hammock up and hung out for a few hours across from the Cheesman Ranch buildings. It was a beautiful day! The trail was easy to follow and everything is very clearly marked! We highly suggest this one!!

6 months ago

7 months ago

Such a fun hike! Beautiful views. Fun change of scenery.

9 months ago

Nice trail for wildlife viewing, saw a bunch of deer and even heard a bear, although we couldn't see him

1 year ago

trail running
3 years ago

This is a nice trail but I give it 3 stars because it does parallel the highway for about a mile. This takes away from the remote and peaceful feeling of the majority of this 5.5 mile loop.

The trail is a mixture of forest and meadows. I saw a number of elk with their young calves during the hike. It is cool to see the old ranch buildings as well. The long downhill at the beginning of the hike is nice but it means you have to climb back up at the end. If you go in a counter clockwise direction you will have more shade for the climb.