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Bear Creek Falls

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Address: Telluride, CO
Activities: Hiking
Description: 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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Lovely day hike

This is a not too long, not too short, early start (while adapting to altitude) hike. It starts in town at the edge. All the way up you have views of river, streams, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
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Springfield
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Springfield
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a not too long, not too short, early start (while adapting to altitude) hike. It starts in town at the edge. All the way up you have views of river, streams, and aspen/pine etc. Plenty of climbing; fairly steep in parts. But the falls are worth the effort. I like to bring lunch in a backpack; place my... More 

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Orem, Utah
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Doable by nearly anyone, the beauty of the hike is as enjoyable as the destination: river, gorge, canyon, trees, mountains, falls--wow.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's a beautiful hike to take, you wont regret it! You can walk at your own pace and the locals who do the hike on a regular basis are wonderful cheerleaders, if you're not used to the high altitude or hiking. Even if youre a novice, you will kick yourself if you don't try it!

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Tucson
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hiked this trail many times before and during the bluegrass fest. It's beautiful but steep. Some good rock climbing off the trail.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We snow shoed up the great and beautiful canyon to Bear Creek Falls. The trail was easy to find but got a bit hairy at the end because some trees fell over and the trail was totally snowed over. We still loved it and will do it again! Fun to do in winter.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fun to walk up winter and summer. An easy 5 mile hike with about 900 ft of elevation. Close to the gondola.

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California
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206 reviews 206 reviews
73 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We didn't need to hike up to them. We could see them from the parking lot. They were quite picturesque in their frozen state. We figured the trail would be icy and stayed in the parking area.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I couldn't give this 5 stars because we didn't make it to the falls, (which we heard is gorgeous) but the trail is beautiful. We did hike about 3/4 of the way up and it's a great hike for those who don't hike, but if you are not used to the altitude take it slow.

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Paris, France
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

great little hike from town. perfect to take the dogs. the falls are close and beautiful but all around telluride you can extend any hike into a long adventure. make sure to take you whistle and flashlight bc the weather changes and gets dark quick!

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We hiked this trail in mid-Oct just as the Aspens were peaking. There were portions of the trail that were complete covered in golden aspen leaves--absolutely beautiful! There are many good reviews below so I will just try to add information that was not called out. 1) About a half mile from the trailhead, there is a large wooden trail... More 

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