Lair O' the Bear - Bear Creek Trail

 100 votes

12.2 Miles 19.7 Kilometers

95%

Singletrack

1,673' 510 m

Ascent

-1,673' -510 m

Descent

7,420' 2,261 m

High

6,548' 1,996 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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7,420' 2,261 m

High

6,548' 1,996 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Mostly flowy singletrack, with a few small climbs and some very fun rock challenges.

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These trails are occasionally closed if they're muddy. Some segments are popular with hikers, and Jefferson County rangers have been known to ticket riders who exceed 15 MPH or ride aggressively.
Mostly flowy singletrack, with a few small climbs/descents and some very fun rock features. Almost all of the technical bits offer an intermediate line, though you could miss it if you charge into the drops with too much speed.

Need To Know

Weekend can be CROWDED! Hikers, bikers, families, and more, all go both ways. Remember to yield going when you're going downhill, and be especially courteous to hikers.

Description

If you're riding this as an out-and-back from Lair O' the Bear park, you'll get a nice warmup ride in first as you pedal alongside the creek, heading upstream. Cross the creek on a large bridge and keep cruising. Follow the signs for Bear Creek Trail.

Once you make the sharp turn that takes you away from the river, you'll be faced with a steep but brief climb and a few tricky challenges. You'll encounter tight turns and have to squeeze through trees in a few places. The most fun obstacles come in the form of rock ramps and other rock features. Even technical wizards will be hard pressed to ride everything dab-free, but the difficulties are only brief.

The rolling terrain offers frequent whoop-and-holler descents and a few testing climbs. You'll encounter fewer technical challenges and a bit of doubletrack in the second part of the out-bound ride.

At the road intersection, you can turn around and enjoy everything in reverse, or continue on Parmalee Gulch Road (left turn) and access Mt. Falcon.

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Sep 28, 2016
laura Kimble
Sep 23, 2016
Brett Mosley
Sep 17, 2016
Danielle Walker
Sep 13, 2016
Spencer Merage
With Buis. Poured rain. Got all muddy. Super fun. 8.2mi
Sep 11, 2016
Sam Gosney
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Sep 11, 2016
Skyler Kite
Sep 11, 2016
Eric JG
02:30 with the very newbie wifey. The beginning trail is super flat with fun creek crossings, then the slightly technical uphill is better coming down

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