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Bear Creek Trail

Average Rating:    (3.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

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.
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Latitude
38.82004987450645
Longitude
-104.8923110961914
Trail Directions
From I25 take Highway 24 west. At 21st st. take a left and go uphill to the stoplight at Gold Camp Road. Take a right at the light, and a mile later at the 4-way stop, continue straight. The next 4-way stop is the intersection of Upper and Lower Gold Camp Rds, and Bear Creek Rd. Take a right up Upper Gold Camp and park immediately in front of the caretakers house.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Colorado Springs
   


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Review Date
March 18, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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3.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Benton , from C- Springs

Summary:
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!

Recommended Route:
HighDrive

Other recommended trails in the same area:
THE Valley, The Bowl, Pikes peak Bmx track,



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Review Date
May 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Doug , from Colorado Springs

Summary:
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.

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
April 6, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Rich , from Colorado Springs

Summary:
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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Review Date
August 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: steve , from c. springs

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

Recommended Route:
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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Review Date
August 9, 1999

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Special Ed , from Denver, CO

Summary:
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.

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



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