Black Bear Trail

Golden Gate Canyon State Park, Colorado

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Black Bear Trail is a hiking trail in Gilpin County, Colorado. It is within Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 8,210 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,411 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are viewpoints and a peak.
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Black Bear Trail is a hiking trail in Gilpin County, Colorado. It is within Golden Gate Canyon State Park. It is 2.6 miles long and begins at 8,210 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,411 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. Along the trail there are viewpoints and a peak. This trail connects with the following: Horseshoe Trail.
Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Distance: 2.6
Elevation Gain: 2,411 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 8,210 feet
Top Elevation: 9,343 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Black Bear Trail
Parks: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
Elevation Min/Max: 8210/9343 ft
Elevation Start/End: 8210/8210 ft

Black Bear Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Constant surprises and interesting twists occur along this trail as it climbs up toward Ralston Roost and then drops through an aspen forest and ?ower-?lled meadows. Backcountry sites o?er a close-to-home camping opportunity in this area. A side spur takes you to the remains of John Frazer’s barn and the beautiful meadow where he grew vegetables.

This area is close to Denver, yet seems so remote while you are hiking here. The rocky ridges around Ralston Roost provide views of the Continental Divide and fun hiking. Di?erent seasons bring new varieties of ?owers and colors to the meadows."

Recent Trail Reviews

11/26/2011
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We did the Horseshoe, Mule Deer, Black Bear Trails loop. Fabulous view of The Continental Divide from Black Bear Trail. We saw a group of deer on the Mule Deer portion just south of Frazer's cabin. Slippery ice on Black Bear made the downhill parts tricky. Bring hiking poles this time of year.



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