Lair O' the Bear Trail

MODERATE 122 reviews
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Lair O' the Bear Trail is a 14.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Idledale, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
14.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2526 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Fun mostly singletrack trail west of Morrison, Colorado. This is a fun intermediate difficulty mountain bike trail west of Morrison, Colorado. It is mostly a rolling trail with a moderate amount of climbing. Technically it is an intermediate trail with an occasional short advanced technical sections thrown in. Directions to trail: From Denver, make your way to Morrison. This is a cute little town and a great place to have some food/beer after the ride (i.e. The Morrison Inn). Take Highway 74 west for about 4 miles. I started my ride at Little Park so I could get a little more mileage in. Most people will start at the main parking lot (POI #5). The trail described is from Little Park. If you want to make this an even longer ride, continue on Parmalee Gulch Road after POI #19 and follow signs for Mount Falcon Park. You will be at the uppermost parking lot of Mount Falcon and you can do the Mount Falcon trail.

3 hours ago

Nice area for a casual stroll or a picnic. Bring your fly rod if you have one!

2 days ago

Lair o' the Bear is a small park. The description in this app is inaccurate as there are only 4.6 miles of trails. The trails are pretty easy. The app description is including adjoining parks. The hardest trail will take less than an hour. I'll come here on a Sunday morning for a leisure hike. It definitely gets real busy in the warmer months!

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Very busy

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Good moderate technical trail with some fun

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Pretty easy trail.

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Well maintained. 10am-130pm on St Patrick's day. Couldn't ask for better weather. Hikers & mtn bikers very courteous.