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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Good hike with a nice wide path that is easy and has lovely views. Recommended for all family members and pets as well.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Beautiful and easy access from town. Hike itself wasn't very difficult but the elevation made this a bit challenging even for 2, 30-year-olds used to living at sea level. We took frequent scenic breaks, drank lots of water, and made the trip in under 3 hours. Make sure you hike all the way to the base of the waterfall for... More

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Texas
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64 reviews 64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a nice hike for anyone, not too steep and when you get to the falls it is fabulous. Rained the day we went and even had a bit of sleet.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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601 reviews 601 reviews
472 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The fall is a little ways out of town, you can see them from town. When you are near then they look much larger and the sound they make is purely magical.

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Springfield, Missouri
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Uphill hike to stunning waterfall. Passed countless families and couples going up and back down. Did it twice in the same trip I liked it so much.

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Denver, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The falls are great and worth the hike. Took us 65 minutes up and 55 down. Trail head is basically in town, which is really nice and a good first Telluride hike to acclimatize. Negative of being in town hike was the number of off lease dogs running loose and we witnessed a pack of three dogs attack one that... More

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Dearborn, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This popular hike leaves from the town and is not too strenuous. Along the way, there are wildflowers, vistas, and a rushing river (in June, at least). The falls were very picturesque, but the best part of the hike was the trail itself.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

i liked everything especially the view at the very end it was completely worth it! make sure you dont turn around go the whole way might be a little more difficult for people with health issues but definitely a must do

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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We went in the morning with kids ages 10,6, and 4, and our dogs. All had a great time on the nice wide trail with lots of shade. Dogs loved the water every so often. It's a bit steep the last 15 minutes or so but my 4 yr old could do it just fine. The falls at the top... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Great Jeep ride to top of falls. Be careful of the switch-backs on the gravel road. Great view of Telluride at the top of the falls.

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