Bear Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 97th most popular mountain bike trail in Colorado.

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Northwest of Durango and northeast of Delores, the Bear Creek Trail (#607) is a 8 mile route shared by hikers, mountain bikers, ATV and horseback riders. The trail parallels Bear Creek. The route starts at 8,000 feet and climbs to 11,200 feet.

To reach the trailhead from Delores, head east on SR145 for 22 miles. The trailhead is clearly marked on the highway, and begins about 1/4 mile east (upstream) from the confluence of Bear Creek and the Dolores River. The trail traverses the entire length of Bear Creek, all the way to the headwaters, where it intersects the Sharkstooth Trail.

Overall, Bear Creek Trail is the 97th most popular mountain bike trail of all 178 mountain biking rides in Colorado. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Bear Creek Trail including Lower Calico Trail, Dolores River Canyon, Stoner Mesa Loop, Priest Gulch / Upper Calico, Upper Calico Trail and Phil's WorldSand Canyon Trail.

Bear Creek Trail (CO/US)

Bear Creek Trail (CO/US)

Bear Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map



Local Contact(s):  San Juan National Forest (970) 882-7296; CO Visitors (800) COLORADO

Recommended Book:  "Mountain Bikers Guide To Colorado" from Dan Hickstein

Recommended Map:  "Durango Trail Map" from National Geographic

Best Season:  Jun. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Priest Gulch Campground

Luxury Loding:  Dunton Hot Springs, Delores (970) 882-4800

Breakfast Restaurant:  None

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  37.575663, -108.181533

Date Published:  1/2/2016

Date Updated:  11/20/2016

ID:  15660

Bear Creek Trail Mountain Biking Map


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