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See Forever Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

Length 5.0 mi Elevation gain 1,696 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Skiing

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Snow

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Note: Parking is not available at the trailhead. Visitors can park in town and take the free gondola up, or park at the parking garage in Mountain Village (free) and access the trailhead via the free gondola.

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Wes Alvis
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No shadeRocky

Awesome hike with awesome views. The trailhead must be accessed via gondola, AllTrails directions try and send you up a ski service road. Either take the free gondola up from Telluride, or drive up to Mountain Village, park at the parking garage behind the market, and take 2 (free) gondolas up to the trail head. Bonus points: if you keep going up to the next ski lift, around the corner, up the mount, across the saddle, there is a staircase that takes you all the way up to Gold Hill #9. This is about as far as you can go without climbing gear. With Bonus Points, it's about 8mi round trip.

Tiffany Griffin
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Hiking

Great Trail! Had to go a little slow at times due to the altitude and a little steep at the top but we enjoyed it!

debbie wivholm
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Hiking

Hiked up from the Telluride gondola at San Sophia stop and followed the See Forever trail up to the summit - took Beni on it and he did great off leash. Not much traffic at all on July 3rd.

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Michelle Davenport
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Hiking

Beautiful views... took the gondola up most the way so there was an easy trail and some stairs to take you the rest of the way up. I added a picture as we did this maybe 5 days ago.

Rebecca Hayes
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Hiking

From Denver, altitude and inclines were the hardest aspects. Completed in about 3 hours with some snack stops. There are about 5 false summits, don't get too excited.

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Elena McGinnis
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HikingRocky

Fun to see the ski runs in summer. The top gets chilly and a little steep. We had some snow flurries along the middle.

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Logan Weber
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Hiking

Snow is completely melted from the path now. Wasatch connector trail is visible from the top of Gold Hill lift looking down into Revelation Bowl. There are 3-4 snow fields of 30-40 feet in length that you need to cross in order to get down into Bear Creek if you choose to do the full loop back into town.

Stephan Prockow
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

Still a lot of snow once you get past the gondola. Pretty hard packed, so not impassable. Bring gaiters if you have them, because you might posthole occasionally. Or you could wait about 2 more weeks. If you get all the way to 14 and want to climb up to 15, I would recommend some crampons. As always, beautiful views.

Tara Quinn
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Hiking

Get off the gondola and follow the cat track up until you see signs for the hike. Can be windy at top so bring layers.

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Chris Marietta
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Hiking

Great hike! Took the gondola from Telluride and hiked up the trail. There are some very steep inclines but just pace yourself as my 63 y/o father did. Also try to stick to the service vehicle paths rather than the ski slopes to avoid some inclines. The final incline is very steep but don’t give up! We went past the top chairlift towards/on the Wasatch Trail to be at the highest point (12,700ft). 360 degree views and a very big accomplished feeling! I would classify this as moderate-hard simply from the inclines. *wear hiking shoes or boots for the final incline, I saw some other hikers slipping a lot on the final incline!

Erin Jacklin
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Hiking

Awesome trail down from the gondola to Telluride. Lost the trail for a bit and bushwhacked down a steep slope which wasn’t awesome but the rest was amazing

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Benjamin Anderson
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Hiking

Hiked it today all the way to the top of Chair 14 (Gold Hill). Stick to the trail and you'll be fine. Dope hike

Kate L
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Hiking

This is a delightful trail on Telluride ski mountain. Take the free gondola up to San Sophia station and follow the trail to the Gold Hill Express Lift. You’re rewarded with gorgeous, unimpeded views of the San Miguel mountains. You’ll also have a great cardio workout in the process.

wesley rowe
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Hiking

The views are amazing, and the gondolla makes the views more accessible than they would be on foot. However, anyone considering this hike needs to know that the immediate environs are just ugly, as the entire "trail" is within the ski resort. You are either hiking up ski slopes - scarred, gravelly hillsides with snow making equipment looming like streetlights - or you're walking a gravelly fire road wide enough for two trucks to pass. Each viewpoint has a ski lift terminal or some other building impeding the view. The views are amazing, but there are better ways to get to them around the canyon.

David Marco
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So - this is a spectacular hike ! We started (per the app) at the mid station gondola and hiked the “see forever” trail . . . BUT don’t stop there. 1:45 to top of “see forever” - then proceed to top of gold hill and proceed to the steel extreme ski stairs (stairway to heaven) which adds another hour - then another hour back down to the Wasatch trail down to Bear creek (3 hrs). Wasatch is absolutely splendid. So total time on a relaxed agenda was about 7 hrs. Could be done in 5.5 - 6 straight thru - but too many photo ops and lunch spots ! Great flowers - elk and small varmints. Great Alpine views and only saw two other hikers.

Everett Wetchler
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Hiking

Good views, but 1) the trail is all gravel and dirt, following ski slopes, which wasn't very nature-ey or fun, and 2) its more strenuous than we thought -- lot of sharp uphill

Laura Hooker
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Steep and a bit rocky, a good aerobic workout! Beautiful views and incredible scenery. Says 5 miles but I recorded 7+ but maybe because we hiked up the ridge higher.

Ryan Pevey
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Hiking

The trail starts at the top of the gondola and climbs steadily to the edge of revelation bowl. The trail gets better (like most) the higher you go. At the trail terminus, you can keep going uphill to the top of Gold Hill with its famous stairs. Or, do as we did and cut to the left on the Wasatch Trail. This trail switchbacks across slippery scree with a narrow trail and exciting exposure. The views are incredible and there were plentiful wildflowers. We then took the Wasatch connection to the Bear Creek trail, took a spur to Bear Creek falls, then hiked into Telluride. Fantastic hike overall. We did it with 3 kids (9,7,4) and it was a bit difficult for them on the steep scree. The 4 year old rode on my back with a Piggyback Rider for probably 2/3 of the hike. If you pack a lunch, be aware that there are not many good shady lunch spots after you leave treeline on See Forever until you reach the Bear Creek trail.

Chris Hughes
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Beautiful views at the top but you are following ski runs the entire time.

Edwin Henderson
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Hiking

Great trail accessed via parking in the free Mountain Village parking garage and riding the free gondola two stops. Some snow to trump through a couple of weeks ago (Memorial Day wkd) but totally manageable with normal hikers. Hiking poles help some, especially on the scree coming down. Amazing views as the trail/ski run name implies.

Matt Brinkman
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Great views and good trail starting at the gondola. If you time it right, you can even go to Happy Hour at Allreds after.

Brooke Caster
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We were unable to get this trail as the directions lead us to an access road on Telluride Mtn. for authorized access only. Please check the directions to the trail head.

Robert Driscoll
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Minty R.
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Debra Lentz
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Minty R.
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Jason Willis
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