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Bear Creek Trail (#666)

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Trail

0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
76% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 247' 75 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,340' 2,237 m
Low: 7,094' 2,162 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 32% (18°)

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Trail shared by K Keiter

A steep trail following Bear Creek and connecting High Drive to Jones Park.

K Keiter

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Example: Closed May 6-July 12 for elk calving.

Runner Notes

Sections of this trail are very steep and will most likely need to be power-hiked.

Description

A gorgeous trail climbing steeply alongside Bear Creek. It has great views and amazing seclusion.

This trail will take you from the lower section of High Drive to Trail 667, the Jones Park area, Pipeline Trail, and Seven Bridges. Numerous connections and distances are possible if you're willing to do the work to get up it.

Flora & Fauna

Example: You'll find vast wildflowers featuring Rocky Mountain Columbine from July-September. Marmots are easy to spot, and moose if you're lucky!

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#714

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#8,187

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Bear Creek Crossing on Bear Creek Trail (#666).
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Beautiful view of waterfall and rocky terrain glistening after rainfall.
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Some great views from Bear Creek.
Apr 28, 2015 near Manitou…, CO
View of Tenney Crags from High Drive.
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Waterfall near the end of Bear Creek Trail (#666). Follow the "Dead End" trail sign.
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO
Bear Creek Trailhead (#666)
Aug 19, 2017 near Manitou…, CO

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