Gill Trail

HARD 36 reviews
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Gill Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fly fishing and is best used from April until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

fly fishing

hiking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Bailey: Drive east from Bailey on Highway 285 to Pine Junction. Turn right (south) on to Jefferson County Road 126 and travel 21.9 miles from Pine Junction to reach the trailhead. the road is pavel the entire way. There is a small parking area on the north side of the road. If the lot is full park at Wigwam Campground, 1.3 miles west.

14 days ago

Fun hike, bunch of switchbacks, great view of the damn, glad the area is still restoring itself because it was cold out and the sun allowed us to be quite warm otherwise a shaded hike would’ve been freezing. I recommend this hike especially with a furry companion. :)

2 months ago

Great water views, some rattle snacks scars

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Hike is not a loop, but out and back. Still a great hike with some good views and a nice river.

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4 months ago

Gorgeous day to view Cheesman Lake! We hiked on a Wednesday-no other hikers on the trail but did see a few fisherman on the river. We started at the lower parking lot area, first 45-60 minutes of hike-easy. Getting closer to the lake was pretty difficult-lots of loose gravel, pretty steep and hard to follow trail but the view when you get there (top parking lot-has road access) is worth it-we hiked back to the lower parking lot via road. About 4 hours total-with a few pit stops to enjoy the views.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

I'm not sure what Kyle below was talking about because the trail was beautiful. The beginning of the trail had a lot of the downed, burned trees he was talking about but once you got towards the river, you didn't see that any longer. We didn't make it all the way to the other end where the Cheeseman Canyon trail head was because the trail got really steep and was washed out with a lot of loose gravel which was out of my comfort zone. The river was so crystal clear you could see fish from way up above. The wild flowers were beautiful too. Not a lot of hiker traffic, mostly fisherman.

4 months ago

Would have been one star if not for seeing some fish in the river at the end. Scenery is HORRIBLE. How has no one in these reviews mentioned the forest fire which has completely killed away any fauna or flora. Miles of downed and burned trees. Hard rating is accurate. Lots of loose gravel and very steep although relatively short hike. DO NOT recommend. Hiked 6/5/17

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4 months ago

Enjoyed the hike with adult family, it is was not much cooler than home in Centennial so take plenty of water if the weather is warm. good view of the Cheeseman Reservoir and the dam, mostly used by fly fisherman. Moderate rating comes from the last section, there is a fair amount of elevation drop and loose granite down to the river. Not very crowded as there were about 5 groups of hikers and people with fly rods we passed on our Sunday outing June

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4 months ago

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5 months ago

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5 months ago

Great trail with spectacular views of the lake and dam. Didn't see another hiker the whole trail. Went down to the river and ate at the picnic table at the bridge area. Parking at the top as suggested is the way to go. You even have a bathroom.

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6 months ago

Nicely maintained trail, dogs welcome on leash. Listed as hard, but easy to intermediate.

6 months ago

Park at upper lot. Starts off with steep switchbacks and then levels out. Beautiful views and you can follow it down to the river if you want.

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7 months ago

7 months ago

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7 months ago

Great hike. A little confusing on where the trail actually is. We parked at the upper lot and hiked the stream all the way to the dam to the lower lot then hiked the dirt road back. Plenty of spot to rest along the stream to watch fisherman.