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“Well traveled, pet friendly, and beautiful...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls
Telluride, CO
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Telluride
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
Houston, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Well traveled, pet friendly, and beautiful...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Really enjoyed this easy to moderate hike to the waterfall. It is a popular hike with the locals and their dogs. Flat-landers, like me, should consider the altitude when attempting any moderate hike at this elevation.

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Chicago
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39 attraction reviews
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“It's popular for a reason”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

This is a beautiful trail. It will challenge non hikers, but they can make it. Hikers will not find it too easy. It takes a couple of hours. You have great views of nearby peaks and end up right at the base of a lovely waterfall. Can't ask for much more from a hike.

Visited October 2012
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Plano, Texas
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“Beautiful, but NOT an 'easy' hike”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

The 'brochure' said easy, but w/ 2 kids (aged 1 and 3) it was not easy. The kids LOVED playing by the stream though so it was well worth the effort.

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Northen Colorado
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“Beautifull!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

It's a good warm-up, it's not difficult, but beautiful and enjoyable.You can do it after breakfast.You can do it to spend calories from the pastries you ate at "Baked in Telluride"

Visited August 2012
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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“Little Hike, Big Payoff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is an easy approx. 5 mile round trip hike up between two mountains. It's beautiful in the summer and with all the quaking aspens, I'm sure it would be breathtaking in the fall. This is definitely family friendly and the gradient is not steep - there were plenty of families with young children hiking alongside us.

Bear Creek Falls is beautiful and you can sit at the base and look back toward Telluride down the small slot valley that you hiked in through. A good place to pack in a lunch or just get in a short hike.

Visited August 2012
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