Deckers Colorado, Population 3
1,200-3-55 ... Pike National Forest, Colorado, USA, 10-6-2011.
Deckers, Colorado was the mid-point of our 10-6-11 trip to see the Fall colors.
While having lunch in the cafe above, we were told by the owners that their complex, shown above, is all there is to the town of Deckers. ... The population is three plus three cats.
Except for the fishermen.
"Deckers is small-town Colorado, consisting of a general store, a fly shop and a few rooms for rent. Visitors to this community are likely to hear the phrase “What's biting?” ... Fish and fishing are big here. ... The South Platte River flowing below Cheesman Canyon through Deckers is a world-class fishing area, featuring access points along a 20-mile stretch of river.
Some of the best fishing spots lay between Bridge Crossing and the Tee Pee Club (ask for directions at the fly shop). Anglers regularly haul in — although not without a fight — plump brown and rainbow trout. While the river does get crowded, the scene is typically cordial in these Gold Medal waters.
For those who don't fish, the winding, forested drive along Hwy. 67 out of Sedalia offers access to hiking and mountain biking trails along the Rampart Range."
We finally managed to go for a drive to see the Fall colors, ... before the colors completely faded. ... It took a visit from my wife's sister and her husband to trigger the outing.
We drove south from Denver to Sedalia and then headed west on 67 toward Deckers. ... It was 24 miles of winding roads, hairpin turns and constant steering. ... Much of the route was gravel, but well maintained.
We had lunch in the big town of Deckers, population three !
Then we took 126 north to 285 and home.
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