Lair O’ the Bear

Rated: Intermediate. This is an out and back trail with the trail starting as a double track trail leading west out of the parking lot along Bear Breek. Continue on this doubletrack for 1.5 miles to the Bear Creek trailhead. You will go left and start with an initial 1.5 mile singletrack climb with a few technical sections and switchbacks . Once you get to the false top (and small open meadow), continue on the singletrack which has some nice rollers and climbing to the turnaround point at Parmalee Gultch Road. Return the way you came. And, remember the 1.5 mile climb to the false top? Yeh, now you get to go back DOWN that bad boy and it’s all thrill!

Trail Map: http://jeffco.us/parks/parks-and-trails/lair-o-the-bear-park/

Directions: The park is approximately four miles west of Morrison along Colorado Highway 74. The parking area is located on the south side of the highway. http://mapq.st/AtWghb