Monday-Friday7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Lair o’ the Bear Park is a favorite of Open Space visitors and families. This small wonder of a park overflows with riches: Bear Creek and its calming current; a riparian ecosystem that teems with life—busy beavers, aquatic insects and the American Dippers that snap them up; and lush patches of wildflowers that flourish along the shores among cottonwood and box elders.
There are flat creekside trails for walkers and trout-minded anglers. The Bruin Bluff Trail provides a higher vantage. A 1.3-mile stretch of Bear Creek Trail follows the creek within park boundaries. Escape from the crowds and enjoy a challenging adventure via a 12.6-mile, round-trip journey on this trail passing through three adjoining Denver Mountain Parks to the west.
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The parking area is approximately four miles west of Morrison on the south side of State Highway 74.
Lair o' the Bear Park Map
Trailhead:22600 State Hwy. 74Idledale
Trail Miles: 4.6
100 Jefferson County Parkway Golden, Colorado 80419 (303) 279-6511
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