Bear Creek Trail
Date Hiked: July 8, 2014
- Distance: .5 mi (RT)
- Elevation Gain: negligible
- Elevation: 6,409ft
- Managing Agency: Denver Mountain Parks
Little Park Website (DMP)
Bear Creek Trail, Little Park Trail Map (Google Maps)
Directions: Little Park is located just west of Idledale along 72 west of Morrison. Once you pass Ideldale (heading west on 72) turn right down an unsigned road to Bear Creek into the park.
Little Park is a great little park. The entire park is actually huge, about 400 acres, but there is only about half a mile of trail, the start of the Bear Creek Trail. The Bear Creek Trail stretches all the way through Lair o' the Bear Park, Corwina Park, O'Fallon Park and ends at Pence Park. The entire trail is noteworthy but the Little Park Segment is quiet and serene. Most mountain bikers start at Lair o' the Bear, so Little Park provides peace and quiet. The stroll along Bear Creek is relaxing and cool on hot summer days. They say that walking next to running water is therapeutic and Little Park is a wonderful therapist.