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Breathtaking climb up the northern canyon wall

Great hike but a tough climb up, no break from the 1300' rise. Take your time and take breaks. Fall... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Mesa, Arizona
Great view of the town far below.

The trailhead is right downtown and the loop takes you up to the best view of Telluride. Take your... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Austin, Texas
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Telluride, CO
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JPMiles / Payback Arrow
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Great hike but a tough climb up, no break from the 1300' rise. Take your time and take breaks. Fall colors were amazing.

1  Thank friendlyinsomniac
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The trailhead is right downtown and the loop takes you up to the best view of Telluride. Take your time because it's a bit of a climb but the view is breathtaking.

Thank jerrygoff78735
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We wanted a hike with easy access and this is accessible right on the edge of town. It's fairly steep and with the altitude, it was a bit of a slow climb (we did the hike with our kiddos). The views of Telluride and the...More

Thank TexasLonghorn6
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This is a great trail but STEEP and not gradual. It's a great trail though but make sure you are adjusted to the altitude before starting this one. I was not as adjusted as I needed to be which made it harder. The guidebooks call...More

Thank Natalie S
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Jud wanted a nice, short hike accessible from Telluride. This meant that the trail had to be steep from both ends. The rewards are plenty. Do this trail in the morning when there is plenty of shade.

Thank DR_of_CO
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

S.O. And I had a free morning before a rehearsal dinner so we decided to take an estimated 3 hour hike on this trail. The first 1/3 was definitely the modest difficult - not necessarily because of the terrain but because of the elevation gain...More

Thank DaveGel
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

One trailhead is at the dead end of N. Aspen Street. We went clockwise around the loop. It's a steady climb and somewhat taxing even for us who live at altitude but its worth it for the views. Most of the hike is shaded which...More

Thank paintedtoenails2011
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This hike took a little longer than expected but it did not disappoint. The first mile up is a bit challenging and you are hiking through thick forest but when you reach the top it's all worth it. The views of Telluride and surrounding mountains...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Great trail. Would love to snowshoe it in the winter or hike it in the summer but I went at an unfortunate time. Parts of the trail were snow covered. Other parts were wet and muddy. Really made it a slog. Given better conditions, this...More

Thank LynetteWicks
Reviewed 6 March 2017

If you are visiting T-ride from low altitude, this may be too much of a huff and puff for you. It starts pretty steep, but gets better higher up, so if you can do it in segments, with short breaks in between, you'll be rewarded...More

1  Thank JoJoBoHo5656
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4 August 2016|
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Response from Dennis L | Reviewed this property |
We started hiking it clockwise, in the winter, so when we got to deep snow, it became a out and back, not a loop for us. The only possible difference I can imagine is that the intersection of the trail and Tomboy Road is... More
20 July 2016|
Response from Angela S | Reviewed this property |
I have only seen a few dogs on Jud Wiebe but the best hike for dogs would be the Bear Creek Trail. There's several areas where they can get wet crossing streams. The trail is wide and should be easy on their feet. Another... More
Jim P
9 July 2015|
Response from Andrew B | Reviewed this property |
Good question, don't know the answer, though.