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Address: Forest Service Road 648, Telluride, CO

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If on your own, note that this is a full-on 4wd road with significant exposure, i.e. if you really screw up you could die. Roll your vehicle down several hundred feet of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If on your own, note that this is a full-on 4wd road with significant exposure, i.e. if you really screw up you could die. Roll your vehicle down several hundred feet of mountainside, that sort of thing. But if you have the vehicle and experience for it, highly recommended. Precarious views, and the driving will grab your attention. I recommend... More 

Thank tmatthewpierce
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a half day trip from Telluride over Ophir Pass and back over Black Bear Pass with Telluride Outdoors. Our guide, Roger, was great.

Thank MEMDallas
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An awesome trip! Take a guided trip or rent your on jeep, but go no matter what! You will be in awe!

Thank James K
Orchard Park, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

If you take the time to visit Telluride, one of the"must do" things (in the summer) is hike Black Bear Pass. The elevated hike can be done by walking or by a good 4 wheel drive with good clearance -lots of taller rocks to drive over. We walked from the main parking area up to the falls and back which... More 

Thank Dennis C
Ophir, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

I've had the opportunity to ride motorcycles over the steep and exposed Black Bear Pass on several occasions, most recently in October of 2015. This is one of the classic, challenging pass rides in the San Juans. It starts out easy enough, climbing rough dirt tracks from Red Mountain Pass (The Million Dollar Highway). There are a couple of loose... More 

1 Thank OphirTodd
Willard, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

We had several close friends in a jeep club go out here for vacation. It was amazing. The views are breathe taking. You really need experience and not be afraid of heights for this trail. You are very close to the edge and once you get to the top---wow! Standing by the waterfall and looking down onto Telluride is so... More 

1 Thank Joy Y
Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

It's real steep on the downside into Telluride with very tight switchbacks and slick, wet rock. It's one-way from the Red Mountain side into Telluride. There has been talk of closing it due to the frequent accidents. Better be good at "heel and toe" and if you don't know what that means then skip this route. No kidding.

Thank mtjon
Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

We drove up to the top of the falls where the one-way road section begins, then went back to Telluride. This section was the only part open to traffic in September, so we parked near the gate to the powerhouse and walked up a bit to get a better view down the box canyon into Telluride. The aspens were in... More 

Thank Lissa M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

You can drive up to the base of this pass anytime. It is a great view of Bridal Veil Falls. To go over the pass, you have to go all the way around the mountain to Red Mountain Pass - its worth it. I have been over it 3 times and hope to go again.

Thank Rodney P
Terry, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A great trail to take your vehicle on with fantastic views. A lot of small boulders and loose rocks so be careful. The trail closes when there is snow on the pass.

Thank Spellbounder

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