Bear Creek update - there have been lots of questions about the recent biological studies showing a unique sub-species of Greenback Cutthroat trout in the Bear Creek drainage.
- There is not likely to be a change to access to Bear Creek in the next 2 years as a full watershed assessment is performed and impacts are evaluated.
- Medicine Wheel Trail Advocates is cooperating with the City, Forest Service, and Fish and Wildlife in their process to deal with this new information.
HOWEVER: our plans for the Missing Link - the trail to connect Barr Trail with Jones Park - have been placed on hold by the City. The reason is that this trail finishes up in the Bear Creek Drainage, so completing it might (will) increase traffic on the trail, with unknown effects on this unique fish.
For now mountain bikers can continue to use 666/667. Please be aware of increased attention in this area and cooperate with any forest service staff you meet up there.
Check this page regularly for updates and new information.