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Great hike!

We chose this as our first hike because everyone told us it was the easiest. I would say it was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jaki M
Great Hike Close to town

This was an awesome hike that is located right in the heart of Telluride. My wife and I had our 6yr... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Hwy 550, Telluride, CO 81427
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We chose this as our first hike because everyone told us it was the easiest. I would say it was challenging for this 62 year old. I suggest taking breaks on the way up to get some good pictures.Wear good hiking shoes because the trail...More

Thank Jaki M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was an awesome hike that is located right in the heart of Telluride. My wife and I had our 6yr old and 9yr old with us and we all loved it. It seems a little long as you continue up the trail but once...More

1  Thank 440chaseg
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a not-too-tough, not-too-easy hike up to a gorgeous waterfall with some incredible views along the way. Kiddos will be fine, but bring a lot of water and snacks to handle the elevation gain.

1  Thank Kyle M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed an afternoon hike up to Bear Creek Falls. Round trip took 3 hours. Even with limited water volume in August, falls were beautiful.

2  Thank HoneyvilleTraveler55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trailhead is right at the edge of town (it was a 12-minute walk from my hotel). Incline out, decline back. Took about 1 hour 20 minutes to get to the upper waterfall (I hike kinda slowly) and just over an hour back. I went...More

4  Thank Reba8000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bear Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall just outside Telluride. The hike to the waterfall is about 5 miles round trip and moderate, following an old gravel road upstream to the falls. The trailhead is at the end of Pine street at the southeast corner...More

2  Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At the end of a street is the beginning of a nice trail. The trail is well maintained and a good start for a beginner. The falls at the end are a nice cool relief

1  Thank draym85
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hiked up to the falls in May and there was still some snow and ice up at the top. Its a nice hike, trail is well maintained, and allows dogs *everything does in Telluride practically :) .

1  Thank Stacie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can walk to this trail from anywhere in town. We did this hike the 2nd day in Telluride after flying in from Florida. It was not easy! It was steep and rocky in places. Make sure to wear good boots or trail runners. The...More

Thank noeybear
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful hike with the best surprise at the top!!! The waterfall is over the top great... it’s not an easy hike but so worth it.

1  Thank gmm2dal
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15 January 2018|
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Response from Brigette L | Reviewed this property |
There are parking places along the street about a block away and major parking lot at beginning of town about a 10 minute walk away.
David S
25 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.