Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Falls, Telluride: Address, Bear Creek Falls Reviews: 5/5

Bear Creek Falls
5
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Scenic waterfalls that tumble down into Telluride's box canyon in the San Juan Mountains.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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bergenfamily2013
Ridgewood, NJ280 contributions
NOT easy but worth it!
Aug 2021
I am so surprised that this hike was rated as easy as it was definitely not for us (we came from sea level so the altitude was no joke!). But the views were wonderful and I am glad that we didn't turn around. We saw only a couple of other people on the trail and were the last people to finish the trail just before sunset.
Written 20 August 2021
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gypsymoth05
Tyler, TX62 contributions
Good hike
Aug 2021 • Family
We had adults and children ages 7-12.
We made it! I wouldn’t say this hike was easy but if you take your time and are at least a little in shape, you’ll be fine!
The hike is 99% up hill.
We hiked 1.5 hours up. When you get to the huge bolder and you think your done...don’t stop!!! Keep going up the trail to the waterfall!! If you can touch the waterfall you know you are at the top!

Don’t quit. The last hike up to the waterfall is worth the hike!!

Took us 30/45 minutes to get down to the trailhead.
Written 15 August 2021
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Mickel2005
Longmont, CO8 contributions
Bad Knees Beware!
Aug 2021 • Family
Gorgeous hike and a true Colorado experience! I’ve seen this rated as an easy and a moderate hike. I would say the end of the trail, right before the waterfall is reached is on the moderate side but our tween and teen kids as well as much younger kids seemed to manage it just fine. So why write this review? For any poor souls like myself that have knee problems. I need a knee replacement and found it slow and painful goings to get back down to the trailhead. I’d recommend a walking stick for sure! That probably would have saved the stress on my knees going up and made it less painful going down. I’d do it again because the payoff is so worth it but I’d be prepared.
Written 9 August 2021
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Hil311
Winter Springs, FL83 contributions
Well worth the hike
Jul 2021 • Family
A somewhat easy to moderate hike. A slight incline with some flat areas along the way. You can see where an avalanche happened. Once you get to the top, the waterfall is amazing and refreshing. The views are spectacular. Many people at the top, so be prepared to fight for a spot. There were every kind of people young and old , also lots of dogs.
Written 17 July 2021
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Jim
Marana, AZ9 contributions
Amazing Hike
Jul 2021 • Couples
Best hike of our trip. Start at the end of S Pine street in Telluride. It shows a green trail but I would say a bit harder than that. Over 1000 feet of incline where you pass avalanche debris, old mine water pipes, and beautiful forest. Once at the falls it is amazing. You can get right underneath it and after a long uphill hike it is very refreshing. A must do but take bug spray. Mosquitos abound.
Written 6 July 2021
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Brown_Samantha
Washington1,276 contributions
Just pull over and get a great view to this 200 feet waterfall
Jun 2021
No hiking required. There is a great pull out parking area, plenty of spaces, for a great view to this long and thin waterfall (200feet). Kind of weird rock formation around the waterfalls as well.

It is right on the Million Dollar Highway near Ouray
Written 2 July 2021
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Colleen C
Middleton, WI242 contributions
Just a stop, but definitely worth it!
Sep 2020
My husband and I didn't do the hike (I didn't actually even know there was a hike), but we stopped at the pull off on the Million Dollar Highway to see the falls from above. It was pretty with a beautiful light blue pool at the bottom. What made this stop even more interesting, though, was the fact that just across the valley was the Uncompahgre River (I believe), which was the weirdest (and yet really amazing) shade of yellow/orange! A woman who overheard my husband and I wondering out loud mentioned that is because of run off from the local mines. That made for a unique stop.
Written 16 November 2020
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Alamo Traveler
5 contributions
Morning hike that will catch your breath
Oct 2020
Gorgeous October morning experience to get the heart pumping and easily taken from in town. Shaded, rocky/gravel road up most of the way, with breathtaking (literally) scenery all the way to the top. Up and back and there was a little water in the falls. Great morning exercise!
Written 27 October 2020
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Bkbak
Tempe, AZ1,279 contributions
ALWAYS do it.
Oct 2020
This is always a winner. It's also quite an elevation gain. Keep looking over the edge to the left once the trail starts running parallel to the mountain across the creek as there a great views of the creek. The flow was quite low compared to what we've seen during summer months. Beautiful Fall codlors.
Written 18 October 2020
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Alexander D
Honolulu, HI121 contributions
Pick this hike!
Oct 2020
This was a beautiful hike in early October with all the Aspens yellow! Highly recommend! Picked this one based on reviews and was not disappointed! There is metered street parking close by.
Written 15 October 2020
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