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“Long hike, worth it!”
Review of Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls
Ranked #2 of 58 things to do in Telluride
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
Reviewed September 11, 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. A true joy is coming across the 'rock garden' along the stream. It is where thousands of cairns have been setup everywhere but hikers. Balancing on fallen trees, along larger rocks, and in the grass. It feels like a statue garden, it is a very reflective place, even spiritual. Highly recommend building your own cairn or adding to the ones already standing.

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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.

Thank Esto123
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Moderate hike to beautiful waterfall. Several trails off main that lead to little surprises. Amazing views.

Thank Rhonda J
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a great out and back hike that can be done with kids!! We always do this hike a few times while in Telluride

Thank lanzmo
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Hiking to Bear Creek Falls on a warm Spring day was just what we needed after a long roadtrip. You can get right up under the falls, which is a refreshing and enlivening experience especially when there is still a lot of ice. It's a one of a kind feeling as well as beautiful views and scenery all the way there and back.

Thank AdaPia
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