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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (98)
 

Bunny Hop

February 12, 2017
 
Review: Lots of icy patches on BCT but all could be ridden through and the rest of the trail was either dry or just wet. The first mile of double track along the. Reek was flowing water, slush and ice. Definitely sketchy.

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Gnarly


November 3, 2016
 
Review: Excellent after work Trail Some challenging rock features but you can choose to skip them Only concern is the quantity of hikers, ergo best to ride early AM or mid day on work days the downhill gets really fast and flowy hence you need to extra careful with fellow trail users

Similar Trail: Mt Falcom

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Gramcounter


June 26, 2016
 
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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Lair O' The Bear / Bear Creek Trail MTB Trail 4.23 out of 5 based on 98 ratings. 98 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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