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Address: Forest Service Road 648, Telluride, CO
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So so beautiful!

The hiking up here is stellar! It is so beautiful at this time of year but please be careful as we did see a jeep that had rolled off the very narrow and steep 4wd road!

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Kathy G
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The hiking up here is stellar! It is so beautiful at this time of year but please be careful as we did see a jeep that had rolled off the very narrow and steep 4wd road!

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I had been planning and anticipating this trip for over a month and it did not disappoint. At first, because of some light drizzle, we weren't sure we were going to be able to go, but Colorado West tours came through and up we went. Climbing over 12K feet on narrow and dangerous trails in slick conditions with a low... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was quite the experience. It was raining the day I had planned to drive over Black Bear Pass, and after driving 19+ hours to get there-I did it anyway. By the time we got to the last portion (The Steps & Switchbacks) it was misty with scattered rain showers. The trail was wet and the visibility reduced. Only do... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I've now been on Black Bear Pass 3 times. Needless to say, it has a reputation as being a bit "intimidating". There is an obvious need for a capable off-road vehicle. Having said that, anyone with a capable vehicle and off-road experience could do this trail. The question is, will you? The reason Black Bear gets an "extreme rating" is... More 

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Hartsburg, Missouri
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203 reviews 203 reviews
129 attraction reviews
195 helpful votes 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was a beautiful trail with gorgeous waterfalls everywhere; but if you're the one driving, you will probably not enjoy it. Best to go with someone else driving, and not worry about tearing up your vehicle on the rock obstacles. The stair steps to Telluride we're still closed mid July, so we got to the top and turned around. Going... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This trail is usually closed until mid to late July. Like Imogene, you are not allowed to take rental vehicles on this trail. It is a great trail, but for experienced four wheelers that bring their own vehicle.

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Goodyear, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Only for experienced rock crawlers. Views are amazing. Trip is a little hair raising especially with the sheer drops beside the road, but I have never seen such sights.

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ridgway
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Loved the amazing beauty of the pass. So cool to see the top of the mtns and look down on the beauty. Some of the mtn sides where a little scarey. Definitly made you hold on and tighten those butt muscles. Not sure I could do the step ladder down again. I was ready to get out. But still happy... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This is absolutely the wildest jeep trail I've ever been on. Disclaimer; my girlfriend and I did it on a Honda XL500 off-road motorcycle. I personally would not drive a jeep over this thing. It runs from Red Mountain Pass on hiway 550 to Telluride, in THAT direction only. Parts of it are one-way for good reason. The scenery and... More 

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Lake Powell, AZ USA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

This is a genuinely terrifying (but EXHILARATING) experience. But go ONLY with an experienced tour driver. No matter how good an off road driver you are, DON'T try it yourself. The point is to have fun, not to be another statistic.

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