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Bear Creek Falls

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
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Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
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Wilmette, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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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173 reviews 173 reviews
53 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
47 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 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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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
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7 reviews 7 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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