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Bear Creek Trail

Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer point to point
91% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 388' 118 m
Descent: -1,260' -384 m
High: 7,423' 2,262 m
Low: 6,551' 1,997 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)

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Trail shared by Taylor Simmons

A run mostly through pine forest with plenty of shade from the sun and plenty of tree for the birds.

Taylor Simmons

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildlife

Runner Notes

Get out early because bike traffic becomes very high by mid morning.

Description

Start at end of the trail; Lair O' the Bear from the North Access or start from the Pence Park parking lot from the south side. Either start begins with ascent, as the highest point of the Bear Creek Trail is about half way between. As this is not a loop trail, expect 12 miles total. The trail is almost exclusively singletrack with very few rocks. There are a few short rocky sections near the apex, but these shouldn't slow you down.

There is a short out-and-back detour about 3 miles in that takes you up to a vantage point with a birdseye view of Evergreen and Mt. Evans in the distance; I highly recommend this detour as it's the only view of the mountains you'll get.

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Jul 11, 2018
ericwu830
Out and back from Lair o' the Bear trailhead 11.8mi
Jun 30, 2017
Gosia Kung
12mi
Jun 17, 2017
Jena Humer
Nov 8, 2016
JonathanC

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 9 votes

#2

in Pence Park

#7990

Overall
  3.9 from 9 votes
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3 Star
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Trail Rankings

#2

in Pence Park

#689

in Colorado

#7,990

Overall
69 Views Last Month
3,699 Since Sep 11, 2015
Intermediate

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Photos

Beautiful forest in O'fallon State Park.
Sep 11, 2015 near Kittredge, CO
By the water
Oct 7, 2017 near Genesee, CO
View from Panorama Point
Sep 14, 2015 near Kittredge, CO

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