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Gill Trail is a 9.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sedalia, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.8 mi Elevation gain 1,653 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Fishing

Hiking

Nature trips

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Wildlife

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Getting There

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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. Although open year-round, access during the winter may be limited due to snow.

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Recordings (99)
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Benjamin Davis
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Hiking
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Rebecca Haynie
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HikingScramble

Decomposed granite, sketchy, no cellular service

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Wendy Lillystone
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ScrambleWashed out

We lost the trail a little over 3 miles in. otherwise, scenic first few miles of the hike. it is easy to get off trail but was always able to find the way back to the trail until ~3 miles.

Tom Stritzinger
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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.

Joanna M
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HikingBlowdownScramble

Amazing views the whole way but as stated below, parts are really washed down and slippery a few fallen trees. The hardest part was around mile 3 fallen tree and had to scramble up between two rocks. Tracking poles might be helpful if you plan on doing the whole trail.

Rachel Hoffman
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HikingOff trailScrambleWashed out

Overall the trail was a lot of fun! Gorgeous views! But there were parts of the trail that had been washed away and it was hard to find the trail again. There were also parts that were very slippery because of the incline and the trail was just sand.

Allison Evans
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Washed out

Pretty impossible to tell where this trail starts. Beautiful area, but extremely washed out. The way up to the trail is all lose gravel and very steep.

MELISSA KRECIC
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HikingRockyScrambleWashed out

This area is so beautiful but the trail is very poorly marked and almost impossible to make out. At points you are literally trying to climb the face of a mountain that’s made up of tiny rocks all while being watched by all the fly fishers. Downloading the map didn’t help either.

Stephanie Berliant
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Hiking

Views are incredible. The river has picturesque vista after vista. The trail is a little hard to follow at points.

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Andrew VanRysseghem
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Alex Sauer
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Hiking

Beautiful all the way!

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Amanda Marchetti
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A great option for whatever kind of hike you want! And a different landscape than your typical Colorado hike. Because you're following the river the whole time, it's beautiful from start to finish so you can just go part of the way and still feel like you got a great hike in. We turned back before the end due to weather but heard from others that the lake/reservoir at the end is now gated off so not as gratifying to complete the whole trail. Lots of loose rocks/dirt so can get very slippery on downhill parts. Also easy to accidentally take some detours onto different paths that aren't actually this hike, but can find your way back pretty easily. For parking we ended up about a half mile or so up the road before you hit the parking lot and didn't get a ticket. But did see others parked closer to the actual lot where there were no parking signs get tickets.

Rachel Grinvalds
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Sunny A.
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HikingRocky

This trail is amazing! It’s a little tough but sooo worth it!! Bring extra, extra water, a snack, and good shoes. You’ll be set. Highly recommend!

Lyinda Lacks
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HikingRockyWashed out

Gorgeous trail but super slick! Slid quite a few times but the views were worth it. Got lost in the middle and decided to turn back.

Sarah Coate
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Paige Sheeran
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HikingRockyWashed out

Pretty views but terrain is really slick. Very very easy to get off trail

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Adam Ellsworth
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Hiking

Lovely scenery throughout, but most of the section adjacent to the river is comprised of small loose rocks, and you’ve really got to watch your balance, especially on the downhill spots, because you will slip. Cheesman reservoir is beautiful, but... you can drive straight there.

Kalyn Bondurant
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HikingRockyWashed out

Beautiful trail but washed out at some parts. Hard to follow the trail at time!

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