1.7 miles
Distance
176 ft
Climb
-249 ft
Descent
00:11:36
Avg time

Bears Ears Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Elkhead Reservoir
    Craig, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #200595 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

One of the longer trails at Elkhead Reservoir with a longer climb/descent on the North side of the wetlands area. Great views, good singletrack, and the ability to start from the campground make this a fun trail option

Access Info

Access via CR 28, Bears Ears Campground, or the East Beach.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bears Ears Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -73 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,380 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,511 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,458 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,385 ft
  • Grade
    -0.824%
  • Grade max
    -15.833%
  • Grade min
    19.079%
  • Distance climb
    2,813 ft
  • Distance down
    4,943 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,109 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:36
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on Jul 12, 2021
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      Bears Ears Trail Trail Reports

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      Jul 12, 2021 @ 8:59am
      Jul 12, 2021
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 5:29am
      Sep 5, 2019
      Fun morning run the trail with great.
      Jun 29, 2019 @ 6:45am
      Jun 29, 2019
      Great fast ride the trail is in great shape
      Jun 6, 2019 @ 2:01pm
      Jun 6, 2019
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