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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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Long trek and great views

hi, we went for an afternoon of trekking. Took us almost 1.5hrs to reach the falls from telluride. Lovely way with lots of scenic beauty (food for the camera) and when we reach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

hi, we went for an afternoon of trekking. Took us almost 1.5hrs to reach the falls from telluride. Lovely way with lots of scenic beauty (food for the camera) and when we reach the falls, the view is grand. It does get a bit chilly as we go up (in summer) so be prepared! Totally worth the climb!

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Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is a very manageable hike for virtually all abilities. It took us about 3 hours round trip and we took several stops for photos and side jaunts. There's an amazing rock cairn "garden" on the way up. Be sure to stop and take in the beautiful artwork (or even add to it!). Then there are the falls... absolutely gorgeous!... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Start out before 8 am to have this trail to yourself. The start of the start is underwhelming- an uphill dirt road. But about a quarter mile in, the views begin and you won't even notice you are walking uphill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This hike started out a little noise with the town being so close by but once you turned into the canyon the nature noises start to come out. The hike was a little strenuous for us but it is a wide road the whole way up, nothing to worry about in terms of drop offs unless you get too close... More 

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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is an awesome hike to the falls and well worth it. Take water, of course. It's not that long, but great workout.

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This is a not too long, not too short, early start (while adapting to altitude) hike. It starts in town at the edge. All the way up you have views of river, streams, and aspen/pine etc. Plenty of climbing; fairly steep in parts. But the falls are worth the effort. I like to bring lunch in a backpack; place my... More 

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Orem, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Doable by nearly anyone, the beauty of the hike is as enjoyable as the destination: river, gorge, canyon, trees, mountains, falls--wow.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It's a beautiful hike to take, you wont regret it! You can walk at your own pace and the locals who do the hike on a regular basis are wonderful cheerleaders, if you're not used to the high altitude or hiking. Even if youre a novice, you will kick yourself if you don't try it!

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Hiked this trail many times before and during the bluegrass fest. It's beautiful but steep. Some good rock climbing off the trail.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We snow shoed up the great and beautiful canyon to Bear Creek Falls. The trail was easy to find but got a bit hairy at the end because some trees fell over and the trail was totally snowed over. We still loved it and will do it again! Fun to do in winter.

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

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