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Burning Bear Trail #601

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (9)

An increasingly steep climb to a great singletrack descent.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.7

KM

Point to Point

10,779' 3,286 m

High

9,596' 2,925 m

Low

1,199' 365 m

Up

1,184' 361 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Leashed

Description

This is a fun, forested singletrack climb to a great descent through the trees.

This trail climbs steeply from the start, crosses a small stream, and then heads into more moderate pine forest climbing. A final steep, rocky climb takes you to a flat area before the descent through some switchbacks.

Stay to the right through the cattle gate to get back to the road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Zach Allen with improvements by Ralph Bradt

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 9 votes

#3

in Park County

#9847

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#3

in Park County

#825

in Colorado

#9,847

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Closer to the Guanella Pass side of the route going back west.
Oct 3, 2020 near Jefferson, CO
Top of trail
Apr 23, 2019 near Jefferson, CO
After the steep climb and near the start of the descent.
Oct 3, 2020 near Jefferson, CO
Climbing Burning Bear.
Aug 21, 2017 near Jefferson, CO

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Jul 3, 2022
Alex O'Connell
RT to the high point, storms rolling in. Rain & thunder in the way down. Lovely trail!
Aug 14, 2021
Matt Culpepper
From Hall Valley TH to Burning Bear CG, including Peaks 11356 and 11260 (10/1750/2550) 10mi — 5h 00m
Feb 27, 2021
R Lee
made it about halfway to the ridge from Guanella Pass before turning around. well sheltered from wind most of the way. gentle incline.
Jan 10, 2021
Maggie Galbweks
Round trip to ridge summit from guanella pass 7.4mi
Jan 10, 2021
Steve Loge
nice shoeing! could probably do with spikes too, but snow shoes made it pleasant 7.4mi — 4h 30m
Feb 15, 2020
Adam Hicks
Mar 31, 2019
Patrick Riedel
Out and back, from eastern TH. 8.2mi — 5h 32m
Feb 9, 2019
Ryan Schafer
Hiked with Garrett and Calvin. Trailblazed in the snow once it got steep. Calvin used his snowshoes for the first time 5mi