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Address: , Telluride, CO
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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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Beautiful hike

Rewarding hike with very beautiful scenery the whole way. If you're from sea level it can be strenuous in parts. But it's worth the pain.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Rewarding hike with very beautiful scenery the whole way. If you're from sea level it can be strenuous in parts. But it's worth the pain.

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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We have done 150-200 hikes in the past 4 years and this was by far maybe less than average. Great location for a trailhead right from downtown but it was relatively boring for my 5.5 miles. The falls was the destination and that was not even average. It was a good workout thats all.

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Loveland, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful hike with gorgeous views. About 4 mile round trip. Steep enough for a good workout. Would not advise for those not acclimated to the high altitude.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Got the recommendation from a local to do this hike. We went early in the day and it was beautiful and cool. Definitely not recommended for those who aren't acclimated to the altitude as it has quite the elevation gain. Take your camera because the views are amazing and the wildflowers are spectacular. I advise wearing sturdy shoes and dressing... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can start this hike right in town. A good gentle hike to do your first full day there while getting use to the high elevation. The air is so clean you can expect to see some rainbows near the water!

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Newtown, PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a good hike to spend a few hours. Good views on the way up and the weather cooperated. Lots of different places to view the falls, depending how ambitious one is. We packed a lunch and ate at the opening just before the base of the falls.

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Cortez, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great hiking or running trail right from town, with lower and upper falls. I used as workout during music festival, and you can hear the music from the trail.

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great hike... considered easy (lucky for me!) and has fabulous views at many turns/spots along the trail. The falls are worth the hike!

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Bunkie, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

All of the guide books, etc. said this was a 5 mile hike. The guy at the park office at the base in Telluride said it was a 3 mile hike. This was good because it convinced our children to do it. They did do it, and they did it fine, but it is definitely 5 and not 3 miles,... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The trail is a steady climb up to a fantastic waterfall cascading off of a cliff surrounding by jagged peaks. It's groomed and the rocky parts plus river flow keep it interesting. There are wild flowers the views in all directions are stunning. Last push is steeper and narrow to get to the base of the falls. Plenty of places... More 

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