Originating in the Mount Evans Wilderness Area, Bear Creek meanders through Evergreen and Morrison, before eventually joining the South Platte River. Bear Creek is a smaller stream and very easy to wade. That, combined with eager fish, make it a great place for novices and children. The area we fish sits nestled in a valley and has hiking trails along much of the creek.
Wild brown trout make up most of the catch, along with the occasional rainbow. This healthy creek also supports diverse insect life. Stoneflies, caddis, mayflies, craneflies, midges, and even sowbugs are part of the mix. It’s not uncommon to see one or more hatches on an outing.