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Lair o' the Bear

Average Rating:    (4.11 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 9

This is not an overly difficult trail.. It is an out and back with moderate climbs, nice smooth singletrack with a few relatively easy techy sections. The trail rolls up and down through three Jeffco park including Lair, Corwina and Pence Parks.. If you just want to get out quickly after work this a good trail. Nice views and some nice rolling uphills and downhills. A good beginner trail to take a date on.. Wouldnt go on weekends.. Not worth the crowds..
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Latitude
39.667854
Longitude
-105.258079
Trail Directions
C470 to Morrison exit.. Follow Rte 74 for a few miles to Lair O' the Bear Open Space on your left.
Trail Length
10 + miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Idledale/Morrison
State/Territory/Province
CO
Country
USA
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Review Date
December 18, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: ski29er ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love the LOB trail. You can bust it out in just over an hour M-F, so it is great for an after work ride. It is fast and fun. Be careful of traffic on the w/e's, especially when you are coming down the final downhill section which also happens to be the first climb. It is an out and back ride. I really like this trail on my SS...makes it a little more difficult.

Recommended Route:
Same as the others. Out and back.



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Review Date
September 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: moosehead ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
What do LOTB and Mopeds have in common? They're both a blast to ride, but don't let your friends see you.

If you just want to cruise buff single and doubletrack, get a mild 500' elevation gain workout, keep cool in the forest and rail hi-speed turns, then you'll love LOTB. Very fun trail, flowy and swoopy with three small armored sections, one tough switchback, and tons of berms. Nothing too technical.

Otherwise, if ya just gotta bring the pain for the pleasure, ride up Falcon, loop into Parmalee counterclockwise, roll back up to and through top Falcon parking area, and back down road to LOTB downhill (Trail entrance marked by yellow hiker sign on the right).

Recommended Route:
Sheer Fun - Up and back LOTB/Bear Creek Trail

Arse kicker w/ nice finish - Up Falcon, Parmalee loop, LOTB downhill, Margs at Morrison Inn or breakfast burritto at Blue Cow

Other recommended trails in the same area:
All Jeffco



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Review Date
July 6, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: matt1123 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just rode this trail for the first time and it was a blast. Saw 15-20 deer throughout the ride. Less crowded than Matthew Winters or Apex. A good change from the loose rock, staight up, and straight down. Good cover for shade on really hot days. Great scenery. I can tell you that this ride was one of my favorite in all of Colorado, next to Betasso Preserve outside of Boulder!

Recommended Route:
I rode Bear Creek trail out and back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Matthew Winters is O.K. (can be crowded)/Red Rocks route, Betasso, Apex (can also be crowded).



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Review Date
June 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: cigar2329 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
It was great workout with good scenery and nice mix of sun and shade. The climb got the heart going, but the downhill was rather uneventful if you like hitting some jumps.

Recommended Route:
Follow the creek and head up.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Three Sisters - You can get more creative with the terrain.



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Review Date
October 3, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: btadlock ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail, the ride from the Lair O' the bear to Pence is s good climb, only a couple of tech spots, but doable by most. The climb is a good workout, the return trip down is a blast. add the lair of the beat loop to the pence park, and you can almost get 14 miles in.

Recommended Route:
Lair O' the bear parking lot, up the creek to the pence park trail, up to the road crossing, back dowm toward the parking lot, cross the creak and the lair of the bear loop back to the car.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Morrison climb/Mt. Falcon, 3 Sisters/Evergreen mtn, Elk Meadow/Bergen Peak



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