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Bear Creek Falls

Telluride, CO
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Telluride
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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Boulder, CO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Really nice scenery. Tends to be more populated. Pretty. People have set up "tin cans" - rock formations along the creek which are fun to look at.

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Philly
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

What a beautiful hike with something great to see for everyone! It takes a leisurely 3 hours up and back. We were spoiled as it was peak fall foliage with amazing yellow Aspen trees all around us. Don't miss this hike if you are in Telluride in the warmer months.

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Keller, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a great time hiking to Bear Creek Falls. Very beautiful scenery and a really nice hike. There were great views along the way and an area where everyone built cairns and we added rocks of our own

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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I am not a hiker by nature, but, this two-mile trek is a must! We go in the Summer, mid-day, so usually pretty warm, shorts are fine, but a long-sleeved top layer is good, but, you'll probably shed it midway through. Good treaded shoes are important, especially if a novice. You do see a lot of sneakers on runners, mountain... More

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Keller, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

This was an amazing hike. The weather was great and the colors were brilliant. This was not a difficult hike but be sure to wear layers and take water. The falls at the end are beautiful.

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Keller, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was a great hike to start with. It was well worth going all the way to the top of the falls, the view was amazing. There had been some snow so there was some ice and a lot of mud. It was not "easy" but it was not difficult. Plenty of level areas with some steeper climbs toward the... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

What an amazing hike! Great for beginner and intermediate hikers. The waterfall at the end is amazing and worth the 2 miles up. Make sure to take water, and be prepared for a temp. change. Enjoy!!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

This is not a difficult trail. Bring rain gear always. We saw very young children walking with adults along the way. Lots of camera ops to enjoy later. Getting all the way to the falls is important for the total experience. Enjoy!

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

This is a great hike, with the trail head right in town. Devote about 3 hours for the trip up and down. The view are spectacular, and the people on the trail all greeted us with smiles and friendly hellos. This is a well used trail, it will not be private but that does not take away from the experience.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This hike is an out and back with a great reward at the end. It has little elevation change but not bad. Its a great acclamation hike if you are looking to do more hiking in Telluride. Great views and even saw some wildlife.

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