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Bear Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (10)

A rugged trail the climbs up Bear Canyon along the banks of Bear Canyon Creek.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

81%

Runnable

7,201' 2,195 m

High

6,269' 1,911 m

Low

6' 2 m

Up

936' 285 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Portions of Bear Canyon Trail have been re-routed in 2021, away from sensitive streamside habitat. The re-route also improves trail conditions, and reduce trail susceptibility to future flood damage. For more information, visit:

bouldercolorado.gov/project…


This 2.2 mile trail cuts through the valley between Green Mountain and Bear Peak. It's a rugged and rocky trail that climbs almost continuously to a junction with Green Mountain and Bear Peak West Ridge. Expect to navigate steep, often loose terrain and large rocky features. This trail, and its neighboring creek, show distinct signs of flood damage from the September 2013 flooding.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Jennifer Sherry

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  3.9 from 10 votes

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#869

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#10,138

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Apr 24, 2020
Derek Freed
May 9, 2016
Matthew Coye
Apr 9, 2016
JonathanC
NCAR to West Ridge of Bear Peak. Stopped at shoulder before summit. 9.2mi — 1h 35m