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Bear Creek Falls

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Address: Hwy 550, Telluride, CO 81427
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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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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About 5 miles...straight up, and straight down

This is a good hike. Just long enough to get the blood pumping and the sweat dripping. Bring some water. Some snacks. Don't expect cell service up there so be careful. Go the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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Flagstaff, Arizona
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255 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a good hike. Just long enough to get the blood pumping and the sweat dripping. Bring some water. Some snacks. Don't expect cell service up there so be careful. Go the extra 15 minutes to the falls, its cooler there and worth it.

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Houston
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At 2.3 miles and not too steep inclines, this is a must-do hike for anyone wanting to do an acclimatizing hike in Telluride.

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Inlet Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just go east on the River Trail through Telluride and you will find this easy road like trail. Leisurely and shaded mostly.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hike and fairly easy. It took us about 2 hours to get done. We parked at the bottom of Aspen Street and hiked up. Once we got up, it started to down pour so that wasn't the greatest. So try going early to avoid that afternoon rain. It's a easy hike, our puppy Yorkie made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit Telluride every summer and always hike this trail. It is a relatively easy hike and the falls and the views at the top are spectacular. Average round-trip is about three hours or so, depending on how slow you take it. Pack some water and a lunch, and be prepared for varying weather conditions along the way.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is not for the out of shape. Take some bug spray, but once to the bottom of the falls makes everything worth while!

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Redondo Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With each step, the hiker leaves the cares of city life and human stresses behind, and enters the world of Nature. Allow the rocks and trees, wildflowers and butterflies, and the sound of Bear Creek to bring you back to Center. The trail can be steep, enjoy the rock cairn "art" about half way up. Once at the trail's end,... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

THE BEST HIKE WE HAVE EVER DONE! It's a great one for families and the end result at the base of a spectacular waterfall is breathtaking!!!

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Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ok I am from Brooklyn and even though I walk a TON this was insane! Everyone states- You MUST do this trail. So we did. It was worth it at the end but I tell you, between the altitude, flies, and heat I really wanted to give up. Luckily I have an ego that made me get to the top... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the first hike our family/dog took after arriving... It seemed longer than we anticipated, but was well worth pushing throught to the waterfall. Family and dog friendly. Big negative was a buzillion flies! You definitely didn't stop for long because the flies would attack! Take bug spray....

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