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Black Bear Pass

Forest Service Road 648, Telluride, CO
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Amazing! Not for Faint of Heart!

We did the Black Bear Pass in our Jeeps. We are very experienced jeepers and trail riders. This... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
scrapbookchef
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Utah
Black Bear Pass

Use Dave's Mountain Tours for this experience. It was the best. Beautiful sites and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peggy C
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“pretty drive” (2 reviews)
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Forest Service Road 648, Telluride, CO
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We did the Black Bear Pass in our Jeeps. We are very experienced jeepers and trail riders. This was pretty easy until coming down black bear pass which wasnt overly hard - just on very narrow rocky road on the edge of a cliff which...More

Thank scrapbookchef
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Use Dave's Mountain Tours for this experience. It was the best. Beautiful sites and a lot of prayers said as we took the 4 steps. Don.t try and drive it yourself.

Thank Peggy C
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Don't go all the way. You can't do it without a jeep, probably w some modifications. But up until close to the falls base, it's very doable! Pretty drive, great views back into telluride and beyond. One shallow water crossing and switchbacks but not tight...More

1  Thank hbrown1025
Reviewed 13 October 2016

If you have a jeep, do Black Bear Pass! The scenery is beautiful and you do not really appreciate the mountains unless you get into the heart of mountain!

2  Thank Colorado C
Reviewed 16 September 2016

This pass is a one way jeep road but a fun hike from town with waterfalls and great views. It takes a while in the summer for the snow to melt so check with locals before riding or driving over it.

1  Thank gsspirit6
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I did this early season, early in the morning, by myself, in a stock a 4runner; and I pretty much don't recommend doing any of that. Early season can have high snow walls with a deep mud channel, lock those diffs! If you're by yourself...More

5  Thank Jason H
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My friends and I had been planning the black bear pass for over 1 year. My wife and child were too scared to go with us so they stayed in Ouray and shopped. The black bear pass has the best views I have seen on...More

2  Thank Garrett M
Reviewed 18 August 2016

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...More

2  Thank tmatthewpierce
Reviewed 31 July 2016

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
Reviewed 27 July 2016

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
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