Bear Creek Trail - Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Bear Creek Trail - Trail, Colorado Springs, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

This is just one of many trails in the area and ways to do those trails. This is just the way I usually do it. It should take 2 to 2.5 hours to do and is a good climbing workout with a fun downhill. From the car begin climbing up Lower Gold Camp Road. Beware of cars and just consider this part the warmup. After 3 or 4 miles of climbing you'll be at the upper intersection of Upper and Lower Gold Camp Rds. Take a right into the big parking lot and at the back is the trail. After less than a mile up the trail, immediately before a stream is the start of the singletrack (on the right). Fifty yards up is a hard righthand switchback. Don't miss this. A mile of climbing will t-bone you into the Buckhorn trail. Take a left and continue climbing approximately 1 more mile. You'll crest a ridge and begin a descent to Bear Creek Canyon. Cross the stream, take an immediate right and continue descending. Taking a left here would continue climbing and eventually take you to Jones Park, a much longer ride. Continue following the trail as it roughly follows Bear Creek approximately two miles. You'll eventually come out on High Drive. Follow the road downhill 1 more mile and you're back at your car.

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 15, 1998]
Medium Dave

This is a pretty good two hour lung buster. After taking the left onto Buckhorn trail, things become rockier and it's a challenge to continue without dabbing. Not too long after the descent begins, a couple of steep switchbacks keep things interesting. After crossing Bear Creek, the speed increases and the trail goes from mountain stream to eroding hillside to bombing through the woods. Officially I believe this part of the trail is called trail "666". It's well named as there a couple of exposed spots where wiping out could ruin your day. All in all, a fun, challenging trail

Similar Products Used:

Captain Jacks, the Chutes

OVERALL
RATING
4
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[Jun 11, 1999]
Medium Dave

An update as of 6/99. This trail is in pretty tough shape. The climb up from the Buckhorn cutoff is very loose and gravely from the motorcycles. The downhill portion is extremely rocky, babyheads to basketball sized rocks that were washed onto the trail from all the rains we had this spring. There are also some pretty severely washed out sections towards the bottom of the trail. This trail is maintained less often than others in the area, but hopefully Medicine Wheel or others will perform some much needed maintenance in the near future.

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RATING
1
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RATING
[Aug 09, 1999]
Special Ed

This is a good ride to get in some miles and it has a little of everything. The singletrack near the dam is pretty beat up and washed-out due to recent rains, but it's negotiable. Do the loop a couple times for a good workout.

Customer Service

Start on West end near Morrison road and C-470 and do the loop counter-clockwise.

OVERALL
RATING
4
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RATING
[Aug 13, 2000]
steve

A little too steep at the top for most riders. I don't mind pushing...a little.

Customer Service

From the caretaker's house ride up High Drive until you reach the saddle. Hang a right onto the single track and complete the loope as described above.

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3
VALUE
RATING
[Apr 06, 2001]
Rich

AS of today, there is still snow on the trail as you descend into the canyon. Not much, but enough to make it unrideable.[too damn deep]

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4
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[May 02, 2002]
Doug

Loose in sections, fast downhill and you'll always be on your brakes. To add some more mileage, after joining high drive at the bottom of the downhill, take the next left up Palmer trail, at the top either turn round and enjoy your climb, or take the technical option and continue on to section 16.

Customer Service

Follow the origional description not that of steve from c. springs
as this will cause you to go counter to most riders route on Cpn Jacks. The other option is to go up and over high drive and join the origional route at the parking lot, this saves dealing with traffic.

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3
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[Mar 18, 2003]
Benton

This old Fire road is awesome for MOUNTAINBOARDING! I have done it Dozens of times, and it never gets old. Everyone should try mountainboarding! It is the greatest sport ever!, Biking is cool too!

Customer Service

HighDrive

Similar Products Used:

THE Valley, The Bowl, Pikes peak Bmx track,

OVERALL
RATING
5
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