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Great hike!

Hike is mostly uphill on your way to the falls, and well worth it! Moderately traveled, with plenty... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arlington, Virginia
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Gorgeous hike

This is a 2.5 mile hike up to the falls. It's a gradual climb until the last bit but the trail is... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Embudo, New Mexico
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Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great hike” (54 reviews)
“easy hike” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Hwy 550, Telluride, CO 81427
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hike is mostly uphill on your way to the falls, and well worth it! Moderately traveled, with plenty of nice folks and dogs sharing the path. Wide path, great views, worthwhile hike!

Thank ontheroadagreen
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a 2.5 mile hike up to the falls. It's a gradual climb until the last bit but the trail is well defined. The views are spectacular. We were a bit early for full fall colors but Aspen were turning a bit. It is...More

Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the classic hikes, lots of people in all modes (running, walking, young kids, older people - all around). Worth the hike and well worth the view and rest at the top near the falls - a must do in Telluride

Thank Seaandmountain
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rated an easy hike, we struggled to get very far. About a 300-ft. incline in a quarter mile. Very rocky.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Manageable hike a few yards from the northern border of town. About a 2 and 1/2 mile steady climb of moderate severity along a broad dirt path littered with rocks. Destination is the Bear Creek Falls which arise majestically from a plateau near the peak....More

Thank Gerald M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessed from town of Telluride. Beautiful waterfall. moderate to easy hike. Can do a long hike or shorter hike via this trail.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike for all ages and sizes. Hike all the way up to a really beautiful waterfall or make it yours and do what fits your time limits and physical ability.

Thank Kiplynn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This cannot be an accident -- as we always use the bear creek as the warm up hike after we arrive in Telluride. It is a beautiful hike, a little hard, if this is the first day you land in this height, at 9000 feet...More

Thank SiqingWei
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took this hike on one of the nicest day during our trip - sunny, cool and not crowded in the morning. The walk was a little difficult and not recommended for people not accustomed to high altitude or rough terrain. The end, where the...More

Thank luv2bgone_2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful hike and well worth the journey. It was fun seeing all the cairns too! I placed my rock while out there. Great photo opportunities too!

Thank Alison M
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David S
26 November 2016|
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Response from swisstravelfreak | Reviewed this property |
I think you could if you have spikes for the bottom of your shoes. Shouldn't be a issue.
25 June 2016|
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Response from murphy2 | Reviewed this property |
2 miles up alright. Like straight up. In snow and ice it would be a bear. I wouldn't do it.