“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Woodland Park in Teller County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Black (and sometimes brown) Bear

Black (and sometimes brown) Bear Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, July 1, 2011
1. Black (and sometimes brown) Bear Marker
Inscription. The bears that live on Pikes Peak are Black Bears and have been seen in shades of cinnamon to dark brown. They stand approximately 3 feet tall at the shoulder and eat mostly berries, nuts and leaves. Before winter hits, bears eat almost constantly consuming nearly 20,000 calories a day. They will then fall into a deep sleep during which they rely on accumulated body fat to get them through the winter. While still in the den, the sow gives birth to one to three cubs.

Unlike grizzlies, black bears skillfully climb trees to escape danger or to rest during the heat of the day. It is wise not to approach or attempt to feed a black bear; always steer clear of a mother bear with cubs.

Start searching! Can you find a bear track? Also look for tooth and claw marks high on the trunks of trees. Bears eat both plants and animals, and are called omnivores. Look at their scat. The droppings often contain the remains of a single kind of food such as berries, acorns or beetle wings.
Location. 38° 54.11′ N, 105° 3.886′ W. Marker is near Woodland Park, Colorado, in Teller County. Marker can be reached from Pike's Peak Toll Road. Click for map. Located at the Halfway Picnic Grounds. Marker is in this post office area: Woodland Park CO 80863, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tricky Affairs (here, next to this marker); Elk Country (here, next to this marker); Race to the Clouds (approx. 1.9 miles away); From Carriages to Corvettes (approx. 1.9 miles away); Amazing Pikes Peak Feats (approx. 1.9 miles away); Donít kill them with kindness (approx. 1.9 miles away); Well-traveled Water (approx. 2.5 miles away); Test Your Bird I.Q. (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Woodland Park.
Categories. Animals

Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 112 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 25, 2016.
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