Mt Carbon Loop

Bear Creek Lake Park, Colorado

Elevation Gain1ft
Trailhead Elevation5,670ft
Elevation Min/Max5669/5670ft
Elevation Start/End5670/5670ft

Mt Carbon Loop

Mt. Carbon Loop is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lakewood, Colorado. It is within Bear Creek Lake Park. It is 6.8 miles long and begins at 5,670 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.0 miles with a total elevation gain of one foot. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Mount Carbon (elevation 5,778 feet) can be seen along the trail. Near the end of the trail are restrooms. This trail connects with the following: Cowen Trail, Fisherman's, Owl Trail, Fitness, North Park, Mt. Carbon Paved Trail and Cottonwood.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Denver - 2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"This long ramble explores the riparian habitats along Bear and Turkey Creeks, the summit of Mount Carbon, the shores of Bear Creek Reservoir, and an expansive prairie dog town. An expansive prairie dog colony is one highlight of this long loop. Bear Creek Lake Park surrounds Bear Creek Reservoir, with 15.7 miles of trail winding through 2,600 acres of rolling prairie at the base of the foothills. Recreational opportunities abound, from hiking and biking to fishing and camping. The Soda Lakes, host to a variety of water-born activities, also lie within this well-loved park."
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Trail Information

Bear Creek Lake Park
Nearby City
Bear Creek Lake Park
Skill Level
Fishing, Camping
Additional Use
City of Lakewood Department of Community Resources, 480 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, CO 80226; (303) 697-6159;
Local Contacts
USGS Morrison; Bear Creek Lake Park map available at the visitor center; online at
Local Maps

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