Bear Creek Lake Park

3.61 out of 5
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↑ 2,000 ft
↓ 1,900 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
This is a good trail system to ride when the foothills and mountains are covered in snow. Located just to the south of Green Mountain, it provides a close-in alternative for riders to get some exercise in the winter months. I rode it in late December and was practically the only person in the entire park. The trails are generally singletrack, although a few are shared with horses (with associated issues). There is one minor hill climb but many ups and downs throughout the park. There are a variety of trail options and directions, but given the size of the park, it is impossible to get lost here. Ridden at high speeds and high energy, you can still get a good workout on this system. Most of the trails are well kept and the ones I hit were very low on the technical scale. Probably similar to the trail that goes around the western base of Green Mountain. Nonetheless, it made for a nice change. I believe the park also hosts a MTB race - which is what got me curious enough to check it out.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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December 26, 2018
2_Salukis Trailblazer  
Review: Good for beginners or for more advanced who don't want to travel further. Plenty of distance and options to keep from getting repetative on a ride. Easy access from 470 or Bear Creek bike paths. No access fee to the park for bikes.


November 3, 2018
Mabryd Gramcounter  
Review: Don't tell anyone about this gem tucked near the foothills outside Morrison! Miles of delicious single track from easy to strenuous and usually no crowds.

Granny Gear

August 2, 2017
Ana K Hill Granny Gear  
Review: Great for beginners like me. Small climbs and switch backs. Fun trail.

Granny Gear

July 30, 2017
Ana K Hill Granny Gear  
Review: Fun trail


April 15, 2017
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Not horrible for a suburban trail system, but still not much of interest here. Some trails closed to bikes and the others you'll be sharing with lots of hikers and equestrians. No tech at all and only one sizable climb on the south side of the dam (coming from either direction). Certainly not worth the park fee if you drive in either.


April 11, 2017
Review: Great trail system. Nothing tough and not much climbing but it's a great place to get in some fat hard miles.

Granny Gear

June 13, 2016
Review: This is a great beginner trail. I'm brand new to Mountain biking and I felt very comfortable on this trail, just taking my time. Parking to get into the park has gone up. It is now $10! The park is beautiful and full of friendly riders.


May 31, 2016
Review: A good place for some flatter miles with some punchy climbs. It is relatively smooth and really fast. I recently rode in the battle of the bear race and it was a great course. This would be a great place to introduce a new person to mountain biking.

Bunny Hop

November 3, 2015
Review: Bear Creek Lake Park is a great place for new riders to the sport to learn and expand their skills. The trails are mostly smooth hardpack and the climbs and decents are varied enough to keep it fun. The trail markers could use a bit of updating as some are missing and others are so faded/soiled that you almost have to stop to read them (not good if you're flying past...which might be a sign that you're ready to move on to other, more challanging trails). If you're new to MTB, or just coming back to ths sport and don't want to deal with rock gardens, this is a great place to start.


July 31, 2015
Mammal Gramcounter  
Review: This is the first actual mountain bike trail I have ever ridden! All I will say is riding the Mount Carbon Loop was great. There is a section that is closed due to flooding and the mud is deep. I turned back & there are plenty of other side trails to make it around the closed portion. The last 100 yards of the climb up Mount Carbon I hiked the bike, otherwise, everything else was manageable as a beginner. The downhill was fun with lots of clear (visually) straights. I was nervous to bomb around some of the blind corners because I wasn't sure if there would be traffic coming up. I spent 2 hours here today and it was awesome! Definitely fun after spending the past 2 weeks working on basic skills.

Bear Creek Lake Park MTB Trail 3.61 out of 5 based on 38 ratings. 38 user reviews.
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