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Bear Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 3.9 (11)

A rugged trail the climbs up Bear Canyon along the banks of Bear Canyon Creek.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Point to Point

7,201' 2,195 m

High

6,269' 1,911 m

Low

6' 2 m

Up

936' 285 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Cave · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Portions of Bear Canyon Trail have been re-routed in 2021, away from sensitive streamside habitat. The re-route also improves trail conditions, and reduce trail susceptibility to future flood damage. For more information, visit:

bouldercolorado.gov/project…


This 2.2 mile trail cuts through the valley between Green Mountain and Bear Peak. It's a rugged and rocky trail that climbs almost continuously to a junction with Green Mountain and Bear Peak West Ridge. Expect to navigate steep, often loose terrain and large rocky features. This trail, and its neighboring creek, show distinct signs of flood damage from the September 2013 flooding.

Contacts

Shared By:

Brian Smith with improvements by Jennifer Sherry

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  3.9 from 11 votes

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Mar 4, 2022
Charly Jackson
May 28, 2021
Chuck Snyder
Sep 14, 2020
Private User
May 18, 2019
Kristy Dickens
Apr 27, 2019
Diane E
Aug 26, 2018
Morgan H
Fun stroll into the mountains. A good warm up to the rest of Bear peak trail. 1.8mi
May 16, 2018
Jenn Arreguin
May 15, 2018
Molly Foster