Upper Cheesman Canyon Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews
#37 of 140 trails in

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
11 days ago

For some a burn area may not be beautiful. I enjoyed seeing how Mother Earth is bringing the area back to life. The plants are coming back- Aspen, Pine, and pretty wild flowers.

hiking
19 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Extremely quiet, even on a Saturday . Nice and easy except for the very end if you hike down to the stream. The hike back up is steep and adds significant challenge to the hike .

Seems like the trail as mapped on the site doesn't include the last quarter mile segment down to the creek.

The dam and creek are impressive . The rest of the views are average for Colorado, which is to say still pretty nice :)

hiking
24 days ago

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1 month ago

so pretty!! Very easy to follow hike. Highly recommend.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months 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

2 months ago

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hiking
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike!

3 months 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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3 months ago

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