5 miles
Distance
425 ft
Climb
-2,532 ft
Descent
01:09:30
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bear Creek Trail

Bear Creek Details

  • Riding area
    Coal Bank and Molas Pass
    Silverton, Colorado
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Primitive
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Silverton Singletrack Society

Old pack trail that is used by bikers and hardrock 100 racers occasionally. Highly recommended to start from the CT and go down. Top part is pretty overgrown with alpine willow. A bit of traversing and climbing takes you to a hunting camp in the beautiful putnam basin. Awesome riding above treeline to your west. Past the camp is probably to best section of downhill into the woods. Then its a lot of scree traversing thru seemingly endless rock gardens. Some old mining roads mark the end as you drop into mineral creek. Water level could be too high in early summer or after rains. Rumor has it the trail will be officially maintained and rerouted to finish at a bridge. Support the silverton singletrack society and make it happen!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bear Creek mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,107 ft
  • Altitude min
    9,417 ft
  • Altitude max
    11,543 ft
  • Altitude start
    11,527 ft
  • Altitude end
    9,420 ft
  • Grade
    -8.667%
  • Grade max
    -60.034%
  • Grade min
    37.002%
  • Distance climb
    4,627 ft
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    990 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:30
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Status:
on Aug 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bear-creek-66053 trailhead (37.766630, -107.728770)
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Bear Creek Trail Reports

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Aug 20, 2018 @ 7:10am
Aug 20, 2018
Riding awesome. Silverton Singletrack society cleared a TON of willows, and its in the best shape its ever been. Its now easy to find the trail,...
Aug 3, 2018 @ 12:01pm
Aug 3, 2018
one tree down maybe. top overgrown and lots of scree traversing
Jul 12, 2018 @ 3:15pm
Jul 12, 2018
Fire restrictions lifted on 7/12/18
Jun 22, 2018 @ 8:25pm
Jun 22, 2018
reporter it can be accessed from the bottom, but not from thte Colorado Trail.
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Jul 4, 2012
Bear Creek, Durango

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