Burning Bear East Trailhead, Colorado Hiking Trail Information

Directions

This trail has two trailheads. The east end of the trail is in Geneva Creek Valley, and is located as follows: From Bailey, drive west on U.S. Hwy 285 for 10.8 miles to Grant. Turn right (north) on Park County Road #62 (sometimes called the Guanella Pass Road) and drive 4.9 miles to the trailhead at a turn in the road. There is a sign and gate on the left (north) side of the road at the trailhead. Parking is available 0.2 miles further at the parking area for the Abyss Lake trail.

The west end of the trail is in Hall Valley and is located as follows: From Bailey drive west on U.S. Hwy 285 for 14.9 miles. Turn right (north) on Park County Road #60 (also designated as Forest Service Road #120) and drive 3 miles to a parking area on the right side of the road. The upper parts of Park County Road #60 are not recommended for low clearance vehicles, but the portion up to this trailhead is accessible to all vehicles.

Activities

BIKING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING

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Burning Bear East Trailhead

The Burning Bear Trail (#601) has two trail heads: east and west. The east end of the trail begins approximately .2 mile west of the parking area for the Abyss/Burning Bear East Trailhead (9,620′). From the small gate at the beginning of the trail, the trail leads northwest in an open meadow for about 200 yards, and then crosses a large bridge over Geneva Creek.  The trail then continues west and south towards Hall Valley.