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Cheesman Ranch (Trail 17)

Intermediate
 3.0 (3)

A 5+ mile loop through the north end of Mueller State Park.


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Map Key

5.4

Miles

8.7

KM

Doubletrack

9,720' 2,963 m

High

9,183' 2,799 m

Low

617' 188 m

Up

603' 184 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Easy doubletrack trails without large elevation changes.

Description

From Highway 24, turn south on Highway 67 and drive about four miles. On the right (west) side of the road will be the entrance to Mueller State Park. A fee is required at the entrance. Drive to the end of the paved loop and the parking is available at the trailhead.

The loop begins counterclockwise and is easy doubletrack. There are many alternative trails along the way, but this loop follows Trail 17. The path winds through aspen and pine groves and grassy meadows.

At the northernmost point of the trail an old barn with equipment still stands. Further along the trail, the path runs by the Cheesman Ranch. The trail then climbs back to the trailhead, winding between Pikes granite boulders.

Hikers and horses can also be encountered on the trail. Be courteous and yield right of way.

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Shared By:

Allen Tanner

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Wide paths are great for new riders.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cascade…, CO
Morning shadows along Elk Meadow Trail.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cripple…, CO
A great view of the abandoned Cheesman Barn.
Aug 13, 2016 near Cascade…, CO

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Jul 10, 2020
Sam Kilman
A little sandy for a gravel bike but still a fun ride — 0h 48m
Jun 18, 2020
James Uram
May 22, 2020
E Tucker
Sep 2, 2017
Dave K
Not the best ride - lots of loose sand and wash outs 5.4mi
Aug 13, 2016
Allen Tanner