Bear Creek Trail

HARD 29 reviews

Bear Creek Trail is a 6.9 mile out and back trail located near Colorado Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1489 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

mountain biking

walking

wild flowers

Directions from Gold Camp Road: Take 26th Street southwest from Highway 24 in Old Colorado City. Follow it to the hairpin turn/intersection with the High Drive. Park your car at the turn and walk up the High Drive approximately 1 mile to the Bear Creek Traihead.

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6 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail! Depending on the side trails you take this hike can get intense and a bit challenging but definitely worth it for the views!

1 month ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Great views! If you do out/back on same path it's continuous grade. If you do the loop described it will be more variability.

hiking
7 months ago

Wouldn't categorize this as a hard trail, but definitely great views. I went off and peaked Mt Buckhorn, very rewarding.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Took bear creek trail to jones park to Louds cabin. Enjoyed it-- nice moderate trail . Started at bear creek park .

hiking
10 months ago

Phew!!! The "switchbacks" on the backside side of this thing are very long and very steep. Grade A calf burner. Serious suck in the first leg of this hike but you summit quickly then enjoy a long relaxing trail all the way down. Brace yourself for the first 30min to an hour but it's a small fraction of time compared to how you'll be spending most of the trail. Cool streams and even a little bridge to cross. Love this trail! Great views and an awesome workout. If you park at the trailhead just remember when you get spit back out onto the paved road go left!

hiking
11 months ago

I'm a little out of shape, so the steepness was a challenge. But I loved it! Very pretty views

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

This trail should not he labeled as hard. It's a moderate at max and that is only because of the distance. Trails where gradual increase in elevation. Great scenery but nothing to write home about.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Still a bit of snow

Monday, April 04, 2016

good workout and very relaxing

hiking
Sunday, March 20, 2016

walking
Monday, October 19, 2015