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Mountain Biking: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Divide Ranger District

Quick Facts

Bear Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District)

Beginning Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain: 2,000 Feet (623.4 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters)
Length, One-way: 4.0 Miles (6.67 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 709A
Usage: Light
USGS Maps: South Fork East, Pine Cone Knob
Vehicle Accessibility: Multiple use




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General Description

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This trail is popular with hunters during hunting season. The trail can also be used by motorcycles and ATVs, but the road can be difficult to negotiate at times. Current conditions can be checked at the Divide Ranger Station. This trail can be combined with others to make a nice loop trip.

Directions from South Fork: Drive north 1 1/2 miles from South Fork on Highway 149. At River Road, turn right and go 2 miles. Turn left (north) on Forest Development Road 614. The trailhead begins at the end of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Mid-Spring through Mid-Fall (NOTE: Recommended season is from Mid-Spring to Mid-Fall) .



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Clear and dry Updated: 2000-05-09 10:32:00.0


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Difficulty: Hard
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Neutral
Report: Not well marked, especially at north end. Not maintained, trees across trail at many places. Very rocky in places.



Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Bear Creek Trail (Divide Ranger District)
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Nice loop trip
Yes
ICON Big Game Hunting Popular trail
Yes
ICON Mountain Biking Nice loop trip
Yes
ICON ATV Riding The road can be difficult to negotiate at times
Yes
ICON Motorcycle Riding The road can be difficult to negotiate at times
Yes



Related Activities
Cathedral Campground - Cathedral Campground is northwest of Del Norte on Embargo Creek.Campground is located in an aspen grove with a beautiful view of Cathedral Rock to the north.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Alamosa Visitor Information Center, Cole Park , Alamosa, CO, 81101, Phone: 719-589-4840, bluskys@alamosa.org

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