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Bear Creek
Bear Creek in Lair o the Bear Park.jpg
Bear Creek in Lair o' the Bear park.
Physical characteristics
Main source Clear Creek County, Colorado
River mouth Confluence with South Platte
5,266 ft (1,605 m)
Basin features
Progression South PlattePlatte
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Basin size Bear Creek Watershed

Bear Creek is a tributary of the South Platte River in central Colorado in the United States. Its source is Summit Lake near Mount Evans. The stream flows to a confluence with the South Platte River in Sheridan, Colorado, just south of Denver. Bear Creek runs through the Bear Creek Watershed. Bear Creek Watershed totals 236 square miles (610 km2), including all tributaries that discharge into the Bear Creek Reservoir. The two main tributaries are Bear Creek and Turkey Creek. The watershed extends from Mount Evans Wilderness to the Town of Morrison.

Bear Creek flowing out of Summit Lake
Bear Creek leaving Summit Lake
Bear Creek Lake
Bear Creek Lake near Morrison Colorado.
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