Black Bear Trail

EASY 8 reviews
#4 of 9 trails in

Black Bear Trail is a 7.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Divide, 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 March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

7.4 miles
951 feet

kid friendly


cross country skiing


horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips




wild flowers


no shade

no dogs

Well maintained, wide trail used for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Black Bear Trail is not a loop, it is an out and back trail that can be made into a loop by branching off onto a series of other trails. Specifically you can start on black bear (#13)and then branch off onto homestead trail (#12) and then onto Revenuers Ridge (#1) approximately 2.5 miles total. The hike is easy and wide, with an uphill section about 3/4 of the way in. My 6 year old hiked the whole trail with ease and my 2 year old did most of it on foot as well. A carrying pack should be used to do this trail if hiking with young children as trail 1 is not wide enough for an off road stroller. Super beautiful with lots of flowers and views and changes in terrain! $7 dollar car entry fee too!

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Wanted a nice trail to do with our 4 month old son and we found it. Trails wide enough for a fixed three wheel stroller with rugged wheels. Nice views and meadows to stroll through...literally.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

This trail is inside Mueller State Park and unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the backcountry trails! :-( Bummer!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We hiked the 1.5 mile of this trail and back so my comments only apply to that portion. This was an easy, wide, well maintained and well marked trail. There are several options along the way to take other trails in the park that will loop back to the trailhead. It is mostly forest with a few mountain and valley views. Horses are allowed. We hiked on a weekday around 7:00am and did not see anyone else. We also did not encounter any wildlife except for birds.

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016