Lair O' The Bear / Bear Creek Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.23 out of 5
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Intermediate
12
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,800 ft
↓ 1,800 ft
6,546
elevation (ft)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
Trail starts with a wide smooth trail leading west out of the parking lot along Bear Creek. Continue on this trail for 1.5 miles to the Bear Creek trailhead. Here the trail switches to singletrack with an initial 1.5 mile climb with a few technical sections and switchbacks . Once at the top continue on the singletrack which has some nice downhill and fast rolling sections. A good climb up to the turnaround point at Parmalee Gultch Road return the way you came. It's just as fun going back.
added by ameyerBunny Hop August 18, 2004
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (96)
 

Gramcounter


June 26, 2016
drtbk1 Gramcounter  
 
Review: Great trail, but crowded. Get out early!

Similar Trail: Three Sisters

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Granny Gear

June 25, 2016
 
Review: I'm pretty new to mountain biking. Most the trail is pretty chill, but about 3 or 4 sections rocky enough I had to get off the bike and walk through them.

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Granny Gear

May 21, 2016
 
Review: Great place for single track riding gets a little rocky and crowded on weekends so get there early

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Trailblazer


March 16, 2016
bigAD Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail is a must-ride in the front range. Just get to the trail hard super early on weekends because the parking lot will fill up fast.

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Gramcounter

October 13, 2015
 
Review: Pretty fun ride with the occasional tech rock. For me it was an hour out and forty-five back so you get the up hill out of the way first with the fun down hill back.

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Granny Gear

August 16, 2015
bengston Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great trail. Lots of trail traffic on the weekend. Go early for parking.

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Bunny Hop

June 6, 2015
apalten Bunny Hop  
 
Review: The beginning was a bit crowded but once you climbed and got away from the crowds it was nice. I loved how it was in the trees and shade. Lots of climbing and then a quick rush down. Some technical parts, but super easy.

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Bunny Hop

May 18, 2015
 
Review: One of my favorite rides in the front range! A great descent well earned after the climb. Careful of the really loose sand and dirt on the upper reaches.

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Gramcounter


April 4, 2015
 
Review: Front range Classic

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Granny Gear

July 15, 2014
 
Review: I am a novice rider. I just started riding this year, last time I had a bike was early high school. This was my first real mountain bike trip, besides riding dirt trails near Bear Creek Lake. I had a blast on this trail, and I cannot wait until I get out again. I did do the bike hike a couple of times for fear of breaking my face, especially going back down over the rock gardens. I got to this trail at 5:45 am on a Saturday morning and there were only two cars in the lot. On the way back down the lot was full. I believe it is best to get to this trail at the crack of dawn to avoid trail traffic. Anyways, I loved this trail, and I will go back for sure.

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Lair O' The Bear / Bear Creek Trail MTB Trail 4.23 out of 5 based on 96 ratings. 96 user reviews.
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The Lure of the Fat Bike: A Winter Time Story at Lair O' the Bear, Colorado
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