Bear Creek Trail

MODERATE 123 reviews
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Bear Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

snow

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9 days ago

Beautiful hike. Not too challenging since the elevation gain is gradual over a distance. The waterfall and views at the end are SO worth it. Bring bug spray!

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9 days ago

Completed with family, incl 13 and 10 year olds. Ugly at the start but big pay off at the top with views and waterfall. Good views start about half way up, so keep hiking! Fast hike back down. Trail-head is right in town and you can walk a couple blocks and ride the gondola up the mountain after to recover.

Beautiful!

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18 days ago

Great hike right in town in Telluride. We did it in the morning before leaving town when we were there for a few days. Only took about 2.5 hours; the trail is very well kept. So beautiful and the falls are absolutely amazing. I can't believe this hike starts in people's back yard. How lucky!

19 days ago

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21 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike. The scenery was beautiful. I always enjoy out and back hikes where you feel the burn on the way up and enjoy the bliss of downhill!

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22 days ago

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22 days ago

Beautiful hike! Pretty easy/moderate and crowded. Regardless, the scenes are phenomenal and definitely worth the trip.

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23 days ago

Beautiful. I'd rate it easy rather than moderate, and its very popular (crowded), but beautiful!

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23 days ago