Explore the most popular hiking trails in Bear Creek Regional Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

It was ok. I think I like red Rock canyon more

mountain biking
7 days ago

Great fun and amazing vistas!

wide trail, in the sun all the time. your map doesn't go to the place the teal actually ends

28 days ago

Was a beautiful drive with the exception of all the trash along the way. We are working to perform cleanup there in the next few weeks. Really bad washboard road. But not horrible.

Hiked to the first tunnel off the road. Not far and definitely worth the hike

1 month ago

Good hike on an old train tracks road. Little water so make sure you pack it. There’s a good tunnel to hike through about 4 miles up.

1 month ago

Great drive and nicely groomed hiking area!

Beautiful place. You can find trails off of the road, but lookout for bikes. The trails surrounding Gold Camp road can get difficult.

This place is great for dogs.

off road driving
3 months ago

Definitely not the place of you’re looking for off road driving, but it was definitely cool to drive through. The tunnels were neat, and there’s a lot of hiking trails.

scenic driving
4 months ago

pretty drive

Great for dogs!

Good trail. I went after a cold snow the day before and the creek was frozen over, and it was beautiful. It sucks that you can’t have dogs though.

5 months ago

Great trail for walking with a stroller!

off road driving
6 months ago

anything but "moderate." plenty of 2wd cars. not at all my idea of off road driving

scenic driving
6 months ago

Beautiful scenic area for an easy edge-of-town drive. More of a road than a hike. Runs from a City Park to in town Colorado Springs. Would be a fun recreational bike ride.

8 months ago

Hiked from Gold Camp Road parking lot up past the notorious tunnel 3, there was a little bit of snow in spots, but totally negotiable. Easy hike with nice views of Colorado Springs.

Mostly all of my favorite hikes are located off of this road. So much history! A canyon full of beautiful secrets.

trail running
9 months ago

I made this a longer loop than showed (went about 5 miles) , and it was a good little trail run. Much better views than pounding sidewalk in town! A few nice hills will get your heart rate going.

This isn’t really a trail as it is on streets and sidewalks

off road driving
11 months ago

Easy but very beautiful scenic route

nice view but definitely not a moderate difficulty. very easy trail. never came out of 2H. even saw little Hyundai cars driving the trail

11 months ago

Tunnels were cool!

Monday, July 17, 2017

parked at the lot for upper and lower gold camp and walked down lower gold camp. very easy walk with gorgeous views. went to the Columbine trail and explored a little as well. definitely will come back to explore more

off road driving
Sunday, July 09, 2017

So easy, a Honda Civic will have no problem. But that doesn't mean it's not fun! The location (super close to Colorado Springs) and the views, plus the tunnels and the route make this a super fun road to drive alone, with the family, or with friends. Lots of hiking trails off of it as well. It was fun in our 100 series Land Cruiser for the little kids (and us too)!

Good trail. Went to the right, stair incline in the beginning but flattens out on the way down.

Monday, May 29, 2017

To let people know who are not familiar with Gold Camp Road, there are two sections. Lower Gold Camp road is for driving. Upper Gold Camp Road is for hiking up to St. Peters Dome parking lot. From there, you can drive the remainder of Upper Gold Camp road. The upper portion is just a dirt road but vehicles are not allowed due to some collapsed tunnels. I hiked up to tunnel 4 today and the views are fantastic. Eventually I will hike from St. Peters Dome to the Lower Gold Camp road Parking log. The trails shown is a combination of both upper and lower Gold Camp road. Don't be fooled by some of these comments. The majority of them are talking about Lower Gold Camp road only.

If you want to cover all of Gold Camp Road, it may take a few days. Drive the lower portion to the parking lot above Helen Hunt Falls. Find a day to hike the upper portion to St. Peters Dome parking. I would say plan the whole day for a one way trek. Research this trail. Then on another day, you can drive up Old Stage road to the St. Peters Dome parking lot. From there, you can drive to Cripple Creek and Victor and then you will have the whole road covered.


off road driving
Saturday, May 13, 2017

This is a dirt road that is on the side of the mountain. Great views. 4wd not required, there were several cars. The only thing you have to worry about is some potholes. Very easy trail for off road driving.

scenic driving
Sunday, April 23, 2017

I went on this road for a scenic drive with a volunteer group called North Cheyenne Canon friends to pick up trash along the road. It was my first time on this road and it was a beautiful drive. It was snowing as well and the trees looked gorgeous. Great road to drive to get out of the city for a few hours, but I wouldn't recommend hiking or biking it due to the road traffic.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Fun trip. A narrow and challenging drive worth the scenic views.

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