Grizzly Bear Creek

The Needles of Rushmore


Grizzly Bear Creek offers remote adventures in Black Elk Wilderness on the eastern slope of the southern ridge of Harney Peak. These routes are also relics of the Conns, Dingus McGee, Bob Kamps, and the Rearicks. Approach: Start on Horsethief Lake Trail #14 and follow it for 0.61 miles past the closed trail intersection/corridor to the Centennial Trail #89 intersection. Take a right and proceed up hill on Horsethief Lake Trail #14/Centennial Trail #89, remaining left at the next intersection 400 feet up the slope. From the Trail #89 and Trail #14 intersection, proceed on the trail for approximately 1.84 miles to the intersection of Grizzly Bear Creek Trail #7-Trail #14. From the intersection, take a right and continue W on Trail #7 for 0.94 miles for the N fork routes (N 43.862716° W 103.502567°) or continue to 1.78 miles from the intersection of Trails #7 and #14 to the basin and the S fork routes (N 43.856893° W 103.515233°). It is quicker to approach these routes from the Sylvan Lake side,

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