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Coming from Minnesota, I was glad we waited 4 or 5 days before we did this hike. The steep... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
Pucker Up... but take the trail!

What an amazing trail and was a great ride with amazing views. As a newbie driver, I was really... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Magnolia, Texas
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Beginning at an elevation of 7,900 feet and ending at 9,200 feet, this eight-mile, easy-to-moderate trail allows hiking, horseback riding and trail biking as the only forms of transportation.
Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

Coming from Minnesota, I was glad we waited 4 or 5 days before we did this hike. The steep switchbacks and daunting cliffs really take your breath away! We parked just on the other side of the tunnel on 550. The hike starts on the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank scampingduo
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

What an amazing trail and was a great ride with amazing views. As a newbie driver, I was really worried about the drive but found it no problem. My wife, also a newbie driver, drove half of the way smiling ear to ear. That being...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Loved this hike. Easy to find from town. I had already been in CO for almost 4 days and so the altitude did not bother me too much. Take it slow and bring water and bug repellent. The last 1/4 mile is the most strenuous...but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

You can park at the HWY 550 pullout and have a little hike. Recommend to do just the first mile, because of great views. Can be slippery when wet and you should have good shoes.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Karl P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This was one of our better hikes, tough in section but giving one sufficient views on the Swiss like mountains with several opportunities to hike on several trails.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Frank H
Reviewed 15 August 2017

By far the most challenging trail in the area. Scenery is amazing and well worth the drive. Make sure you wither are an experienced driver or have someone to guide you through the passes. Longer trucks need more time and patience to do the trail.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank annarI8188FQ
Reviewed 20 November 2016

We weren't able to stay longer than 3 days in Ouray. This hike was a recommendation, and we were so glad we did it! The views were great around every bend. Definitely go on a clear day, you can see the red mountains and Ouray...More

Date of experience: August 2016
3  Thank seeindasites
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The Bear Creek NRT is just minutes away from Ouray. The trailhead is across the road from the parking area. It starts uphill immediately, so you won't have time to warm up your core gradually. There is slate on part of the trail and it...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank Bugger4Oz
Reviewed 22 July 2016

it was a fun hike. A bit rocking in places, but great views. It is in part narrow trail with a far dropoff, but be mindful and sobor and you will be fine on this trail.We only went as far as the little bridge before...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Will P
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This is a really odd, interesting and rewarding route. It starts by hiking up over a tunnel the highway runs through, climbs up through shale, then suddenly turns to quartzite, contours under massive cliffs, above a wild creek, and takes you up to cool old...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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