Bear Gulch

EASY 26 reviews
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Bear Gulch is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Golden, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
875 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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15 days ago

Bear Gulch is not the name of any trail actually hiked, but rather a name for the out and back hike on the Braille and Beaver Brooke trails.

The way out is almost entirely downhill, so prepare yourself mentally for elevation loss on the first half of the hike followed by the returned elevation gain on the way back home.

This trail is fairly narrow, full of rocks, and moderately technical. Dogs should certainly be experienced hikers, as well as young children.

See uploaded photos for a visualization of the terrain and level of experience required, along with photos of God’s beauty.

-TS

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1 month ago

The first bit before you turn back is all downhill and the way back is a moderate incline. Great workout. Lots of large rocks on the trail.

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7 months ago

NOTE: This is actually the Braile/Chavez trail. There is no trail called Bear Creek.

This trail is part of the Beaver Brook and Chavez trail loop which is excellent. See my review under that listing.

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8 months ago

The directions lead you to a completely different trail (Beaver Brook Trail) that is a 5 mile long loop. Very beautiful but a difficult trail, not easy.

9 months ago

3 miles this trail is not. it is also not called bear gulch. very pretty but strenuous because the first 2 miles go down which means the next two go up.

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