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Bear Creek Falls

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Address: Telluride, CO
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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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Great hike to a magical place!

Hike up from town, wear good shoes, and take the dogs!. Bring along a picnic, and prepare for a restful stop at the falls! (Don't forget to pick up after the dogs, and pack out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montrose, Colorado
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Montrose, Colorado
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hike up from town, wear good shoes, and take the dogs!. Bring along a picnic, and prepare for a restful stop at the falls! (Don't forget to pick up after the dogs, and pack out your picnic!)

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Baltimore, Maryland
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45 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything in Telluride is within walking distance! Rented a pair of snow shoes at the sport store on main street (a.k.a Colorado Avenue) and then walked 3 blocks south to S. Pine Street and there is the sign to Bear Creek Falls. The view is just so gorgeous all the way up. I went there on the Christmas week and... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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66 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

What I love about Telluride is you can do a wide variety of outdoor activities without an auto. Our hike in snow up Bear Creek Falls was a clear sky, cold but good snow on the ground. We passed folks with dogs as well as back area skiers at the final leg of coming down the wild face that ends... More 

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This hike is so easy to get to from downtown Telluride. The path is shaded the whole way, with gorgeous views at every turn. Getting to the falls makes the trek up worth it. Not too difficult of a hike - the path is very clear.

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Thank ellearebee
Arvada, Colorado
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a hike well-worth the effort. This was our first one we did, and nothing else compared after. Great photo ops along the way and at the falls, too. Nice place for a picnic at the falls, too

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Thank dmsrdh
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is about a 5 mile roundtrip hike up a gentle slope. I would recommend going in the morning before the sun gets too intense. We are not experienced hikers so it took us about 3 hours to hike the whole thing with a 30 break at the top. The trail itself is wide and shady the whole way. I... More 

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Thank Amanda L
houston, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

moderately strenuous. You climb from the edge of town up about 1500 feet to a nice waterfall. The mountain views were spectacularly, particularly with the blazing yellow aspens in October

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Thank Howard F
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We hiked up to Bear Creak Falls with our adult children and it was a wonderful time. The incline is fairly gradual so altitude is not much of an issue. And when you get to the falls, they take your breath away!

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Thank RiceWP
Durango CO
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Not to hard but great hike right from town. This is a must do hike while visiting Telluride. The only hike that beats this one is the hike to the top of Ajax.

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DC
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34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The hike up is pretty lame..on a road. We reached the first clearing and ditched the trail. The kids bouldered for a while on this HUGE rock. Then we jumped into the water and climbed, waded up towards the falls. We were not able to make it all of the way to the falls, but we had WAY more fun... More 

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