Amazing views and unique trail!

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scramble
snow
8 days ago

This was an amazing hike. Our car couldn’t make it to the top so we had to start at the bottom of the falls and hike up to the top. This hike was amazing, filled with snow the further back you got. Some areas were pretty sketchy with icy snow hill on trail with a steep drop down the other side. Wearing outdoor hiking shoes, our shoes got soaked. Lots of water running down the trail from melting snow. We got about a mile back and had to turn around because it was 5:30 PM, temperature was dropping, and the snowier it got the more back we went. Another hiking couple turned around at this same point. Can’t wait to do this again with less snow (or leaving earlier in the day.)

started at baby bathtubs trailhead because the gate was closed to the campground. great hike. I've done upper Cascade falls but never added Portland to make it a loop. To help you decide which way to start, here are my thoughts. If you'd prefer an easier climb and longer hike on the way to the falls, and a shorter route back to the car on the way back, go counterclockwise. if you prefer a more direct route to the falls, but want or don't mind a bit more of a challenging climb, and a longer route back to the car, go clockwise. I preferred it clockwise

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14 days ago

Amazing views and some magical parts through the aspen woods. The tiniest bit of snow along the trail, it will probably be melted in a few days

on Deep Creek Trail

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snow
1 month ago

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3 months ago

My husband and I adventures out on a clear, sunny, cold day on snowshoes. We had quite a hike up to get on the trail itself but once we picked it up, thoroughly enjoyed the views and even came across some lovely birds. It was a hard hike on snowshoes with the depth of the snow but that’s part of the reason we love it!

Completed this hike on 10/14. Trail is in good shape. There were a few areas of ice that i had to navigate around. In one section, ice was covering the whole trail. The lake is beautiful and worth the hike. I passed only two other people on the trail. Great Hike!

Amazing. Simply stunning views, alpine forest, wild flowers, and challenging elevation. Couldn't laugh and hike at the same time at the top!

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rocky
7 months ago

Strenuous and stressful along the last stretch to top because of steepness and loose rock. Beautiful views.

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rocky
8 months ago

Stunning views! one of the prettiest hikes I've done. The discarded mining equipment and operations scattered throughout is also interesting. This is more of a difficult than moderate hike, it is all uphill on gravel/rocks. And like others mention, it is 6.6 mi from the gate at Bridal Veil. Absolutely worth it for the views and the lake. We took our dog and her pads were sore from the rock by the end, but plenty of water for her to drink. The trail isn't marked, so make sure to stay left at the fork.

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8 months ago

We went out about 2.5 miles. There was a great viewpoint at the 2.5 mile marker looking over Mountain Village and the mountains behind. Pretty steep from mile 1-2, but lots of aspen during this stretch.

Definitely my favorite in telluride. I prefer counter clockwise.

This was my first hike in the area and it is a fantastic trail. it is only single track but it is easy to follow (mid-September). Passes through aspen and spruce stands and the views of Telluride and the box canyon are just the start.

Actual trail didn’t conform to the down loaded map. I figured there was a recent landslide that caused a detour. Lovely woodsy hike. The aspen haven’t turned but should soon.

Hiked clockwise on September 12, 2019. Started about 7:30am. Blue sky day. Still lots of wild flowers and the water fall was running. We started at the Mill Creek trailhead and ended on the Aspen street side of the Jud Wiebe which shortened the hike about 3 miles and saved some elevation gain. Had someone drop us off to start the hike. Took our time with lots of breaks and about 25 minutes for lunch at the saddle and completed the hike in about 7 hours. Third time to hike this trail, but first time going clockwise. Much more forgiving with gradual elevation gain.

Absolutely one of the best hikes I've ever done. I did it clock wise starting at Aspen St to Deep Creek then up and down via Sneffels Highline. The few people I encountered were nice and friendly. Much more so than the ones in my home state. I loved how strenuous it was and the views we're beyond amazing. I definitely recommend this hike. It is a jewel.

This was as beautiful as expected, or even more. The views are stunning. It was also more brutal than expected. The hike up starting from Bear Creek trail will get your heart pumping hard, and it only gets better

Great hike, however it was much longer than most people on the trail expected. From the trail head which is the top of bridal veil falls where the power plant is (the house at the top of the fall), it’s 3.3 miles to Blue Lake making it a 6.6 mile hike round trip. However, if you don’t have a 4x4 car and can’t make it all the way up the dirt road, you’ll have to hike that portion adding on a couple miles. From the start of the dirt road to the top of Bridal Veil Falls, it’s 2 miles. If your car can make it halfway up the road to the bottom of the falls and you park there, it’s about a 1 mile hike to the trail head. Depending where you park, it can change a 6.6 mile hike into a 8.6 mile hike so keep that in mind. It is much chillier at the lake than it is at the start of the trail head so be prepared with layers. The beginning of the hike is a steady gradual incline but as you get closer to the top, it becomes steeper switchbacks. You’ll come to a couple cross roads on this hike, to reach Blue Lake, make sure you stay left at both cross roads. Otherwise you’ll end up on a much steeper hike to Silver lake or a much longer hike to Lewis Lake. My dog loved it, and instantly jumped in the lake for a swim when we made it to the top. There was enough running water along the hike for him to drink as well.

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rocky
8 months ago

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private property
9 months ago

Lots of sticky burrs

my GPS was way off

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rocky
9 months ago

Great hike that gains about 2,300 elevation. It’s actually 6.6 round trip (sign says 3.3 to Blue Lake from the start) but well worth it! Every where we looked had awesome views and wonderful scenery.

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no shade
rocky
9 months ago

most beautiful!!! the views are amazing all the way through. need a 4x4 high clearancr vehicle to the trail head. trail all up hill to the lake

Absolutely stunning trail. We were so glad we drove up to the power station so that we could fully appreciate the beauty of the rest of the hike. I was astounded by how many wildflowers there were as we came up, and it was still absolutely gorgeous above tree line! Views for days. Would definitely recommend this hike to anyone visiting Telluride!

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