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Wonderful moderate hike up the canyon with a beautiful waterfall at the end of the canyon. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Gorgeous hike!

This is a great hike that starts at the end of the street in Telluride. It is a wide open trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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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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“easy hike” (20 reviews)
“nice hike” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Hwy 550, Telluride, CO 81427
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful moderate hike up the canyon with a beautiful waterfall at the end of the canyon. The leaves were changing which made the experience even more beautiful. Easy to find trail. Have fun!

Thank Sandy2645
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great hike that starts at the end of the street in Telluride. It is a wide open trail, with beautiful scenery and the waterfalls at the end of the trail are gorgeous. Plenty of people of all ages make this hike including,...More

1  Thank lyn698
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, moderate hike to the falls! Amazing scenery all around! Make sure you go all the way to the top ... it's totally worth it!

Thank JennC1503
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I did this hike after a light snow (1-2 inches) the beginning of October, so we had snow and fall colors!! The trailhead is very near town, so you can easily walk to it. We are in decent shape and this was...More

Thank Deana W
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Simply beautiful. I read this as rated as "easy to moderate" - I bet that is by local's standards. While true it is a long continuous uphill climb without a break so be prepared. Be careful on the slippery rocks at the base of the...More

1  Thank friendlyinsomniac
Reviewed 5 October 2017

It's so easy to get to the Bear Creek Trailhead from downtown Telluride and it's worth the climb to the falls. The views are amazing and the the falls seem to go up forever.

Thank jerrygoff78735
Reviewed 20 September 2017 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 17 September 2017 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

1  Thank cdfrosty
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

1  Thank Seaandmountain
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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

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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.