Upper Cheesman Canyon Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Upper Cheesman Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Deckers, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fly fishing and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Loose gravel trail. Can easily lose footing on slopes, especially near the South Platte River. Beautiful views though! The trees had all burned down so there is minimal shade on a hot sunny day

7 days ago

hiking
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16 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

Bitchin hike to a DAM built in 1905 by Italian bricklayers! History!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful hike!

1 month ago

This is a great hike if you complete it. There is little shade. The trailhead was difficult to find. You have to go just past the main trailhead and drive down a dirt road for over a mile and stay left. The trail was clean and not populated. Just bring plenty of water for you and your pup!

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1 month ago

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hiking
2 months ago

Nice quiet hike but not much shade

hiking
2 months ago

The drive was beautiful! Very sad and disappointing at the beginning of the tail as everything was burnt from a forest fire that happened 20 hrs ago. That view only lasted about 20 min, the rest of the trail was amazing. My favorite part was getting to the river. We had lunch on the rocks, had an amazing view, and was able to watch fish swim through the clear water. Headed back was definitely more difficult. The views of the lake were great as well!!

hiking
2 months ago

fly fishing
2 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail! Right from the start you can tell it's well maintained. Over the course of the entire trail you have great views of Cheesman. A thing to not is both the beginning and end have steep grade up/down which is what makes the trail most difficult. Especially after a long day of fly fishing in the rain.

hiking
2 months ago

We really enjoyed this trail, however, I wouldn't recommend this for smaller kids. There were a few steep narrow areas. Deckers is such a great area to easily get away from town.