Re: Gill Trail Cheesman Canyon
It is approximately three miles or so from the time you access the river until you hit the dam. It can be a sketchy hike once the snow flies because the sun doesn't hit the canyon much at all. There is also a really big rock face you must go up and around about two miles in. There is a trail that starts at the top of the dam (or close to it) and works down to the bottom of the canyon. It is really steep and can be a drag to hike out of at the end of the day.
Fish are not quite as educated the farther up the trail you go (this is awfully relative, though. They are still pretty selective), and the fish tend to get a little bit smaller (also relative). But right below the dam, there are some pigs.