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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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Durango, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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
19 helpful votes 19 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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