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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests > Clear Creek Ranger District

Quick Facts

Beartracks Trail

Beginning Elevation: 9,100 Feet (2836.7 Meters) at Camp Rock Trailhead
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,900 Feet (592.3 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 11,000 Feet (3428.9 Meters) at Beartrack Lakes
Length, One-way: 6 Miles (10.0 Kilometers)
Usage: Heavy
USGS Maps: Harris Park




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General Description

This trail begins at the Camp Rock Trailhead west of Evergreen and leads to Beartrack Lakes. The trail leads into the Mount Evans Wilderness. The trail begins in the forest and travels along a creek, then travels through an old burn area. It enters the forest again before arriving at a beautiful lake nestled at the base of a spectacular rock cliff. The area offers opportunities for camping, fishing, rock climbing, horseback riding and photography. As is true of most trails in the Bear Creek Basin, it is possible to reach other trails off the Beartracks Trail.

Directions from Evergreen: Travel west on Upper Bear Creek Road for 10 miles to the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area, then go west to the Camp Rock Trailhead. The road in the State Wildlife Area is closed intermittently in the fall for hunting season and from January 1 to June 15.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Accessible: Summer through Fall (NOTE: The road in the State Wildlife Area is closed intermittently in the Fall for hunting season and from January 1 to June 15.) .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking The area offers camping opportunities.
Yes
ICON Fishing Beartrack Lakes offer fishing.
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Beartracks Trail
Yes
ICON Horseback Riding Beartracks Trail
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Beartrack Lakes
Yes



Related Activities
Beaver Meadows Trail - This trail begins west of Evergreen in the Mount Evans State Wildlife Area. It leads into the Mount Evans Wilderness and intersects the Beartracks Trail.

Resthouse Meadows Trail - This trail south of Idaho Springs begins at the Echo Lake Campground and leads to Resthouse Meadows, in the Mount Evans Wilderness.



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