Bruin Bluff Trail
ElevationAscent: 179' 55 m
Descent: -190' -58 m
High: 6,722' 2,049 m
Low: 6,553' 1,997 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)
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“A pleasant loop trail exploring the banks of Bear Creek.”— Mikhaila Redovian
Family Friendly This trail is relatively short, in close proximity to the Denver metro area, and allows youngsters to stretch their legs and play in bear creek, a winning combination!
Depending on where you start this trail, you'll either begin along the creek, or end along the creek. Both choices have a lot to offer, and you really can't go wrong here! If you start at the eastern end of the trail, you'll enjoy gently rolling terrain, as you make your way through the pine forests and open meadows on the southern banks of the creek. Take you time here, as the first portion of the trail is the most peaceful. As you being working your way back near the parking area, the bustle of picnicking families, runners, cyclists or hikers will reach you, even through the trees. As you continue west, you'll again enter an area that feels secluded in the pines.
Eventually, you'll reach a point where the trail will turn first north and then begin to return to the east. This portion is located along Bear Creek, so enjoy the sounds of the water! If you're lucky, there may be some ducks around to admire.
Before long, this trail will end at an intersection with the Bear Creek Trail, which will lead back to the parking area.
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Land Manager: Jefferson County, CO - Open Space Dept.