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Hiking & Walking: Colorado > Pike and San Isabel National Forests > Pikes Peak Ranger District

Quick Facts

Bear Creek Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,100 Feet (2213.2 Meters) Gold Camp Road hairpin
Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Elevation: 7,200 Feet (2244.4 Meters)
Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 8,600 Feet (2680.8 Meters) intersection with Jones Park Trail
Handicapped Accessible: No
Length, One-way: 2 Miles (3.33 Kilometers)
Other Maps: Trails Illustrated 137, Pikes Peak Atlas
Recommended Season: Summer
Trail Number: 666

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General Description

Bear Creek Trail is part of a network of trails in Cheyenne Canyon a drainage that flows into the southwestern part of Colorado Springs. The trail is open to foot, horse and mountain bike traffic. It follows Bear Creek Canyon 2 miles to the intersection of Jones Park Trail. Jones Park Trail takes over and continues following the Creek to its end.

Directions from Gold Camp Road: Take 26th Street southwest from Highway 24 in Old Colorado City. Follow it to the hairpin turn/intersection with the High Drive. Park your car at the turn and walk up the High Drive approximately 1 mile to the Bear Creek Traihead.

Directions from High Drive: Where Cheyenne Boulevard splits in North Cheyenne Canyon Park take the left fork. This is the High Drive, Forest Road 380. Follow it approximately 2 miles to the Bear Creek Trailhead on the western side of the road.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: May through October .

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Hiking & Walking Bear Creek Trail (Pikes Peak Ranger District)
ICON Horseback Riding Bear Creek Trail
ICON Animal Identification Bear Creek Trail
ICON Bird Identification Bear Creek Trail
ICON Mushroom Identification Bear Creek Trail
ICON Plant Identification Bear Creek Trail
ICON Wildflower Identification Bear Creek Trail
ICON Mountain Biking Bear Creek Trail

Related Activities
Jones Park Trail - The Jones Park Trail, also known as "Cap'n Jacks", is a locals favorite. It extends 6 miles from Forest Road 380 to a dead end at 10,100'.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 1920 Valley Drive , Pueblo, CO, 81008, Phone: 719-545-8737

Pueblo Chamber of Commerce, 302 North Santa Fe Drive, P.O. Box 697 , Pueblo, CO, 81003, Phone: 800-233-3446, www.pueblochamber.org


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