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Bear Creek Falls

 4.7 (30)

Length


4.7 Miles 7.5 Kilometers


1,076' 328 m

Ascent

-1,076' -328 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

9,888' 3,014 m

High

8,812' 2,686 m

Low

Shared By Trisha Cofield

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This quick route gives a true taste of Telluride and it's breathtaking landscapes.

Trisha Cofield

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Absolutely great for families.

Overview

This trail is a great, gradually climbing hike up to the beautiful Bear Creek Falls. It provides access to numerous other trails, including Ballard Mountain, La Junta Basin, Wasatch Trail #508, and Gold Hill, among others.

Description

The trailhead is located at the far south end of Pine Street. The paved road ends and the trail begins. This out and back route meanders through aspens, then opens to gain views of Ballard and other surrounding peaks. You can access the Wasatch Trail from the Bear Creek Trail. This trail is popular and well-rounded for many different fitness levels, and has plenty of rewarding views. You can catch views of Bear Creek Falls from a huge, very prominent boulder found not far from the trail.

From the viewpoint, you can continue on to get and up close and personal look at the falls. The trail does become narrow and more singletrack upon the approach towards the big boulder. Round trip, it could take anywhere between 1-2 hours.

Be mindful that this trail is open to cyclists.

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Sep 15, 2018
Amy Nguyen
Sep 5, 2018
Bill Davison
Intermittent rain but beautiful hike 5mi
Aug 25, 2018
Anna Allen
First Hike in Telluride 5.4mi
Aug 22, 2018
Scott Hooper
Jul 26, 2018
Adam Lungren
Jul 10, 2018
Rhett Miller
First Trail of the Trip. 4.7mi
Jul 4, 2018
Michael Guerra
4.7mi
Jun 22, 2018
Amanda Waltz-Mook

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  4.7 from 30 votes

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