3 miles
Distance
1,191 ft
Climb
-485 ft
Descent
00:38:46
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bear Creek (Lower) Trail

Bear Creek (Lower) Details

  • Riding Area
    Mad Creek
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #33645 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Routt NF - Hans Peak Bears Ears

Elk Winter Range. MANDATORY CLOSURE DECEMBER 1ST-APRIL15TH. This area is closed to winter use for protection of critical Winter habitat for resident elk herds.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bear Creek (Lower) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    705 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,702 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,584 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,702 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,407 ft
  • Grade
    4.759%
  • Grade max
    -69.683%
  • Grade min
    74.813%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,745 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,648 ft
  • Avg time
    00:38:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:48
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Status:
on Nov 30, 2018
Snow Covered
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Bear Creek (Lower) Trail Reports

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      Nov 30, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Nov 30, 2018
      reporter
      Oct 8, 2017 @ 1:49pm
      Oct 8, 2017
      all clear from parking lot to NF-314
      Oct 5, 2017 @ 3:28pm
      Oct 5, 2017
      Some scrub oak down across trail near the start. Two large trees down across trail, blocking trail, near the end. Trail in great shape.
      Jul 31, 2017 @ 12:15pm
      Jul 31, 2017
      reporter This could be closed as early as today (7/31/2017) Public Safety Closures July 15 – December 1, 2017 Steamboat Front Hazardous Fuel...
      Jul 19, 2017 @ 8:59am
      Jul 19, 2017
      reporter Public Safety Closures July 15 – December 1, 2017 Steamboat Front Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project Public Safety Closures • Mad Creek...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 11 rides
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      Oct 5, 2017 @ 3:32pm
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      Jul 19, 2017 @ 9:04am
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      Jan 11, 2016 @ 2:53pm
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      Jan 2, 2011 @ 10:47am
      Jan 2, 2011
      Bear Creek (Lower), Steamboat...

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