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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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Fayetteville, AR
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

A local magazine I was reading said this was a beginner trail and easy for families. Luckily, we do a lot of hiking so we were just fine, but be forewarned, it's not for beginners as it's a lot of rocky, uphill climbing. That being said, it was absolutely beautiful and worth every step we took. Don't stop when you... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

About four miles roundtrip up this dirt trail to the waterfalls. There is a creek running alongside and its a lovely trek all the way up. Not too strenuous and the perfect way to start the day.

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Page,
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Gorgeous, breathtaking! A bit of a hike up but not too bad ! The falls were amazing :-)!! Would def recommend this hike to anyone.

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Durango, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Great hike if you are in fair shape. You need sturdy boots as trail is very rocky. Trail climbs up above town O telluride where you start at about 9000 feet so it is easy to get winded if you are not used to altitude.

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Telluride, Colorado
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66 reviews 66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It's a relatively short hike that offers a reward of a beautiful waterfall at the end. It's popular, so it can be tricky dodging dogs, kids, and mountain bikers.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great hike right in town with waterfalls and gorgeous views.You don't even have to move your car. It's the classic telluride hike, good for all ages.

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Paris
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is rated as a beginner trail, but there are a few areas that go straight up. Please acclimate yourself to the higher altitude for a day before hiking this trail. Beautiful waterfall at the end.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We took a ride to see these two water falls. It was early in the morning and we were heading out of town. The light was dark in the early AM, so we did the best we could with taking pictures. If you are a weathered strong hiker, I'm sure you could make the hike, to the falls. They looked... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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