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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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This hike was easy access with a short Gondola ride into Telluride from Mountain Ridge. The hike was about 2.5 miles and there was a light rain the entire trip which was awesome... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Anthem, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This hike was easy access with a short Gondola ride into Telluride from Mountain Ridge. The hike was about 2.5 miles and there was a light rain the entire trip which was awesome being from Phoenix. The falls were worth every step to get there.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderful hike with the trail head right in town.There is definite elevation climb, but the trail is wide, gradual and easy to walk. Great hike for a family! We had our four kids (16, 14, 10, 8) who all made it to the falls with no problem. The views are spectacular looking toward the falls and back over the valley.... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A beautiful hike up to the falls. A great hike for families as the grade was pretty easy and it has a wide path pretty much all of the way up, except for the last little bit by the falls. Love Telluride hikes, everyone is so friendly and you can't beat the beautiful scenery.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Amazing views towards the end; wonderful, moderate hike well worth the time. Streams were running high, crossed several snow bridges that enhanced the outing.

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North Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

It was a nice hike but we got stuck in the pouring rain and it was cooold. But it is a nice hike. Elevation increase of 1000ft so itsa little bit of a work out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We did quite a bit of hiking in Telluride and this hike is a must do. It is easy to get to at the edge of town and has spectacular scenery all the way. The hike is well marked and is shaded a good portion of the way which is nice in the heat of the summer months. Once you... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well worth the uphill hike....don't miss it!!! Such amazing beauty. Pack a lunch and enjoy the journey.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We live at sea level and found ourselves huffing and puffing 10,000 feet up at Telluride but this trail is great for acclimatization: it rises gently and yet when you turn around after just a couple of hundred of feet, the views of the mountain valley are stunning. During the week you only meet a few people. Great reward, little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We took a gorgeous hike up to Bear Creek Falls during our recent visit to Telluride. We started off in the morning and basically had the trail to ourselves. Beautiful nature!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Easy going, well maintained trail that starts in town. Can be pretty crowded-which I think can be annoying or can be a new opportunity to strike up a conversation with people. You might be amazed who you will meet on this trail.

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Address: Telluride, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Telluride

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