Lower Bear Canyon Trail

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Lower Bear Canyon Trail

This easy trail leaves a neighborhood and parallels a shrub-filled drainage up into the ponderosa pines. Look for Bushtit, Spotted Towhee, and both Blue and Steller’s Jay. It is good place to see migrant birds in late spring, and Virginia’s and MacGillivray’s Warbler in summer.

County: Boulder

Directions: From Denver: go west toward Boulder on US Hwy 36. US Hwy 36 changes to 28th St.; continue north and at Table Mesa Dr., go west. In about 2 miles, head south on Lehigh St. to Bear Mountain Dr. At Bear Mountain Dr., go southwest for 0.4 miles to the trailhead, located on the west side. Parking is on the street.

Dates of Access: Open all year
Hours: Daylight hours
Ownership: City of Boulder
Admission: Free

Restrictions: Beware wildlife, including rattlesnakes. Please obey all rules and regulations. Be respectful of private property.

Parking: Street parking
Lodging: Hotels in Boulder

Handicapped Access: None

Latitude: 39.9746
Longitude: -105.26684

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