Little Bear Peak is a 16.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Blanca, Colorado that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 16.9 miles Elevation Gain: 6,384 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash


nature trips

bird watching




This is an extremely challenging hike best attempted by experienced mountaineers and rock climbers. Use caution if summiting.

18 days ago

Completed July 2018..never, never, never again lol. If you know you know!

Tue Jul 24 2018

So scary ... so awesome... only party to summit today ...I had to use the rope after 15 yards up in hour glass cuz I’m not a good enough climber to make it coming down gully, hour glass and near summit are a major threat. Once u get to hourglass ... stay focused and take breaks cuz the little bear will take ur life...

Sun Oct 08 2017

Is it awesome? Yes. Should you attempt it? No. Hands down scariest summit ever. Once was enough for me.

rock climbing
Thu Jul 26 2012

Climbed up the Northwest face. Not for the faint of heart as route finding isn't nearly the challenge as just plain staying alive. Watch out for loose rocks. Experienced climbers have died here.

Sat Aug 25 2018

Sat May 21 2016