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Bear Creek Falls

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #2 of 25 Attractions in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
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Keller, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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Calama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A gentle uphill 2.5 mile (more or less) hike on wide path through forest. Very nice to do in the fall when temperature was perfect and great views. Trail easily accessed off of walking trail along the river walk.

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Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Great chill hike that starts in town. Perfect for my injured limb. Amazing views. The waterfall was pretty impressive. There's also this crazy/cool/weird cairn village on your way up. Pretty creative!

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was a wonderful trail!! About 1 mile each way if you stop at the waterfall. It was a pretty day with a few clouds. We got some great photos and saw a beautiful waterfall. The slope wasn't slippery on the rocks like I thought it would be because it was a bit drizzly up the trail. Not a lot... More

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Fayetteville, AR
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

A local magazine I was reading said this was a beginner trail and easy for families. Luckily, we do a lot of hiking so we were just fine, but be forewarned, it's not for beginners as it's a lot of rocky, uphill climbing. That being said, it was absolutely beautiful and worth every step we took. Don't stop when you... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

About four miles roundtrip up this dirt trail to the waterfalls. There is a creek running alongside and its a lovely trek all the way up. Not too strenuous and the perfect way to start the day.

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Page,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Gorgeous, breathtaking! A bit of a hike up but not too bad ! The falls were amazing :-)!! Would def recommend this hike to anyone.

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great hike if you are in fair shape. You need sturdy boots as trail is very rocky. Trail climbs up above town O telluride where you start at about 9000 feet so it is easy to get winded if you are not used to altitude.

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Telluride, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's a relatively short hike that offers a reward of a beautiful waterfall at the end. It's popular, so it can be tricky dodging dogs, kids, and mountain bikers.

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