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Our 5 and 3 year old enjoyed finding walking sticks and drawing with them in the little bit of snow there was left! Quick and easy hike!

Its a short walk but offers spectacular views and tons of small wildlife. For the amount of effort it is quite the reward. Don't miss this hike!

Fantastic views, tons of chipmunks, great for a warm up/cool down hike, or a leisurely stroll.

Nice trail for a break from driving. Beautiful views of the lake below.

Yeah it's a little crowded, but Lair o' the Bear in general is. You don't go there for secluded walks, but more of a meander-with-kids-or-dogs type easy hike. Great for kids as they get the fun of climbing the 'bluff' and can play around in the creek after. We've been to LofB half a dozen times, and this is the first time we've ever formally followed a trail instead of just playing around. Really nice, would do this one again.

There wasn't a clear indication or sign where the trail ends, so ended up doing 4.5 miles instead of 2 miles - which was fine! The trail is well marked with signage (until the end) and populated with hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. There have been recent black bear sightings according to one sign. The mountain bikers are way friendlier on this trail than the Cherry Creek Trail, they are cautious if they are coming up from behind or turning the corner fast - I was with my dog and didn't have to worry about being hit by a biker. They also don't yell at you to move or get off the trail. The trail gets more rocky as you ascend and would recommend something sturdier than sneakers. Great place for families and for walking dogs. Lots of dogs in the creek and on the trail, highly recommend!

Perfect hike to take anyone on. So easy and ridiculously scenic. You could easily spend an hour or more enjoying the views, eating a meal, or watching the outdoor weddings that seem to happen all day long.

Love this park for a fun walk with my doggie

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1 month ago

The highlight for my four kids was feeding the chipmunks. The views were also spectacular! Next time I’m bringing lunch as there are picnic tables at the top. We went on a Sunday so there was a lot of traffic and a lot of kids feeding the chipmunks. Please remember to approach the chipmunks quietly as to not scare them all away from others who are enjoying the chipmunks. This was a favorite and highly recommend for families.

Great hike!!!

Nice, well maintained trail with some great views near the top. Great for beginners or children.

A couple good lookout points and overall great hike. Went with 5 children (15,13,10, 2 and 6 months old).

A good light hike to get acclimated! Pretty views and lots of adorable chipmunks.

Great place for dogs. Almost which I were one to enjoy it as much as the dog I took. She absolutely loved it. She ran around exploring and jumped into the pond. She played and played and played until she couldn’t anymore! It was a joy watching her enjoy herself. When it was time to leave, she refused. She didn’t want to get in the car. She plopped herself down on the ground and refused to budge. That’s a testament to how much she enjoyed herself. The fees, $8 day pass- $70 year pass, $2 dog day pass- $20 dog year pass.

Nice easy hike. Somewhat busy but it was a Saturday morning. Would be a great easy trail for running!

Easy hike, great views! Fed chipmunks and found geocache.

Nice walk and picnic

1 month ago

What's not to love about this dog park! My Husky loves coming here and it is a great spot for off leash training! It's well worth the $2/day ($20/year) pass (plus park admission.)

Completed this trail went on to lair o bear the creek was easy the second harder to navigate unless you remember exactly where you turned it’s easy to get confused coming back down. The creek and surrounding was beautiful. Easy trail I would suggest taking pictures of where you turn. The signs say it all hikers get lost and injured that wasn’t my experience and I would hike it again.

Not bad. Some nice views of the hills and trees. Weaving out of shade and sun and some switchbacks with elevation gain. Very short hike of about 1-2 mi and a photo opp at a pile of rocks (bruins bluff?). Fun for kids and dogs by the creek jumping rocks. Fairly crowded for a CO hike but nothing compared to the crowds found in Silicon Valley trails.

Nice little hike, very close to the city. A little elevation gain makes it a good workout. The views are nice but mostly I liked the trail which weaves in and out of trees. Would definitely do again when I'm looking for a short walk.

Easy, even if you are out of shape. Beautiful views, but they all have towns and/or roads in them.

Loved it. Great for kids (ours are 15 months to 12 yrs and all completed it), pretty views, and lots of fun. We saw a lady with a broken ankle doing the trail, so this is a great trail for anyone. Have fun and enjoy the view of the lake!

5 stars for the chipmunks and the view at the lookout. Other than that, this is just a short walk around a loop and lots of dead trees. I’d be worried taking a smaller child due to the drop offs. The lookout and chipmunks are closest if you go to the left from the parking lot.

short and easy.

Short loop with beautiful views.

Great place to take out of town visitors. It is both easily accessible locationwise as well as accessible difficultywise.

Great trail for sight seeing. Not a hard trail at all; nice and short. Beautiful views. This trail is busy.

Such a great dog park with plenty of areas for your dog to play!

Our family of 5 (parents and kids age 12,13, and 16) hiked this trail our first day in Dillon. We live on the east coast, at sea level, and this was a great hike for us as we acclimated to the altitude. Beautiful scenery and surprisingly great views/ scenic overlooks. I'm not in great shape, and stopped occasionally on the steeper parts of the trail for some water, but this trail was perfect for us!

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