Bear Creek Trail

Bear Valley Open Space, Colorado

Elevation Gain9ft
Trailhead Elevation5,507ft
Elevation Min/Max5500/5507ft
Elevation Start/End5507/5507ft

Bear Creek Trail

Bear Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Denver County, Jefferson County, and Arapahoe County, Colorado. It is within Bear Creek Lake Park and Bear Valley Open Space. It is 10.3 miles long and begins at 5,507 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 9 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Private, and other parkings can be seen along the trail. There are also grasses, beaches, a shelter, and restrooms along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Cowen Trail, Mt. Carbon Paved Trail, Mt. Carbon Paved Trail, Stone House Trail, Morrison Rd Trail, Stone House Spur Trail, Greenbelt Trail, Kipling Trail, Platte River Trail and Sister City Tr.

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Best Hikes with Kids Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Maureen Keilty
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"Visitors to Bear Creek Regional Park can enjoy an exploratory hike or an easy saunter through the variety of ecosystems blanketing the foothills of Pikes Peak. Four diverse trails wind through the park’s 1235 acres, enabling almost every hiker to claim, “I saw a hawk!” (or deer, hummingbird, fox squirrel, or towhee . . . )."

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Trail Information

Bear Valley Open Space
Nearby City
Bear Creek Lake Park
For current conditions and more information, contact El Paso County Regional Parks, or (719) 520-6375
Local Contacts
El Paso County Regional Parks and Trails brochure (available at nature center); USGS Manitou Springs
Local Maps

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