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Bear Creek Falls

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Address: Hwy 550, Telluride, CO 81427
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San...

Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.

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High altitude and heavenly views

if you need to adjust to the high altitude, this short, uphill round trip (6 miles) is perfect. The hike starts in town across the bridge at Pine Street. We packed a lunch and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

if you need to adjust to the high altitude, this short, uphill round trip (6 miles) is perfect. The hike starts in town across the bridge at Pine Street. We packed a lunch and strolled leisurely up to the falls and back; coming from sea level made this a workout. But with so many views, trees and flowers to photograph,... More 

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Colorado
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

A very rocky, rutted path/road fairly steep in some places and, thankfully, mostly in shade in the afternoon. Some nice views down the valley, but not very scenic. However, October is not the best time; the water was just barely falling and not very picturesque. I was disappointed after putting forth so much effort. I'm pretty sure the water flow... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It's a nice two hour round trip hike to the falls. We did that and then double back to hit the trail that goes to the top of the falls with great views of Telluride and interesting old mining equipment. The trail kept going from there but it was very windy so we headed back. We hiked for 4 hours... More 

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

An uphill hike to the Falls. Very scenic but lots of insects so bring repellant. An excellent place for stopping and having some wine and cheese (but you have to bring it:)

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Greeley, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Great early morning hike before lots of traffic encroaches on the amazing serenity. The falls are beautiful and we have never seen such a whimsical cairn "park"

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Bear Creek Falls is my favorite hike at any time of day! It offers great scenery for the beginning hiker and for more advanced hikers, you can make it as difficult as you like. It is a gradual climb, but nevertheless, it is a great workout if you go all the way to the falls!

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

It was raining the day we stayed in Telluride, so we viewed the falls from below. The falls are lovely and I can't wait to hike it on our next trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Do not miss this trail of you go to telluride!!! It is worth the 2 hr hike!!!! Some views on this hike are even more beautiful then the views from town. Worth every minute!

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Portsmouth, Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

It is a great stop off point, when touring on a motorcycle it is great to find places like this so you can get off the bike and stretch your legs with scenic views,

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This hike was a great first hike for us during our first visit to Telluride. We haven't been exercising as much as usual in the last few months due to a very difficult family loss, so this was a perfect re-introduction into the benefits of healing with endorphins. Hope to return in the next year and enjoy it again.

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