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Bear Creek Falls

Address: Telluride, CO
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Ranked #4 of 48 things to do in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
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Type: Waterfalls, Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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192 reviews 192 reviews
67 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Denver, Colorado
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50 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Keller, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We were told repeatedly by locals to hike this trail. After hiking See Forever Trail, Bridal Veil Falls, Mesa Verde National Park and Ridge Trail we decided to do this hike on our last day in Telluride. This is a great, easy hike with a few slight uphill climbs. The waterfall is definitely worth the hike. Although we didn't pass... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It was a beautiful spot with excellent views. There was a special area to see the falls. The road to get there is very good. However it is a mountain road with hairpin turns. It is worth the scarey drive!!

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