Lair o' the Bear Park

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  1. SAFER-AT-HOME

    • DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
    • Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trailheads, trails, and climbing crags
    • DO NOT gather in groups larger than 14
    • Keep dogs on leash at ALL times
    • Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies; many of our parks and restrooms lack running water. Sanitize/wash hands after touching public surfaces such as railings, benches, and handles.
    • High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use
    Colorado Safer-at-Home Order

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Lair o’ the Bear Trailhead
22550 State Highway 74
Idledale, CO 80453

Lair o’ the Bear Park is a favorite of Open Space visitors and families due to its abundance of picnic tables and proximity to Bear Creek for fishing. For a challenging experience, enjoy a 12.6-mile, round-trip journey on Bear Creek Trail passing through three adjoining Denver Mountain Parks to the west.

Bear Creek Trail*

The Bear Creek Trail is a natural surface trail within Lair o’ the Bear Park to Denver Mountain Park’s Pence Park. View Bear Creek Trail Map

*Notice: This trail crosses multiple jurisdictions beyond land owned/managed by Jeffco Open Space and may fall under different regulations. 

Lair o’ the Bear Park interactive map

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