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Bear Creek Cyn & Wasatch TR#508 to Pass, CO

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Rated  Favorite Wish List CO > West
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Difficulty 5 of 5
Distance One Way 6.5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 8,784 feet
Elevation Gain 4,284 feet
Accumulated Gain 4,911 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 22.87
Interest Historic, Perennial Waterfall & Perennial Creek
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Author HAZ_Hikebot
author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  5:54am - 6:18pm
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Overview: This out and back hike (rated intermediate for the Wasatch TR#508 segment to the high pass/divide at 13k'), also includes the scenic and enjoyable Bear Creek Canyon Trail to its end at the lower and upper falls. Please see HAZ hike description- "Bear Creek Canyon" for details of its hiking segment and see posted GPS Track with key waypoints identified for details associated with the more demanding but very interesting, scenic, and historic- Wasatch Trail#508 segment.

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    Most recent Triplog Review
    Bear Creek Cyn & Wasatch TR#508 to Pass
    rated 5rated 5rated 5rated 5rated 5
    This in-town Telluride hike start receives great reviews and I can now confirm why :)

    This out and back hike rated intermediate for the strenuous, but spectacular Wasatch TR#508 segment to the high pass/divide at 13k', also includes the scenic and enjoyable Bear Creek Canyon Trail to its end at the lower falls .. and upper falls ..

    This combination of two interesting, very scenic, and historic mining area(TR#508) hikes provides a full day outing and gives one the feeling of being remote yet knowing your TH Start was in town.

    There are actually three hike options available within this hike description:

    ..The "Bear Creek Canyon" out & back hike only: 4.8 miles R/T & 2062'AEG;

    ..The "Bear Creek Canyon" segment in & the entire "Wasatch TR#508": 12.5mls R/T & ~4700'AEG;
    :sweat: :sweat:

    ..The "Bear Creek Canyon" segment to Lwr/Upr Falls & back to "Wasatch TR#508" to include the entire TR#508 to the high pass/divide at 13k': 13.0 miles R/T & 4911'AEG;
    :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

    I attempted hike option #3 above but was unsuccessful in hiking to trail end at the high pass/divide due primarily to a late start and some serious storm clouds appearing on the horizon. My hike in on TR#508 ended at 11.6k'as noted on my posted 7/20 GPS Track and associated waypoint reference.

    An excellent hike day #3 out of Telluride within the Uncompahgre National Forest.

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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    The trailhead is located in Telluride,CO; If you're driving in from out of town, take West Colorado Ave. to Pine St.; Turn right on Pine St. and look for a place to park on the street; The trailhead is at the south end of Pine St.; If you're staying in Telluride use the same directions as if your coming from out of town; If you're staying in Mountain Village, take the free gondola from Mountain Village to Telluride; From the gondola take West San Juan Ave. east to the end, turn right on Pine Street;
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