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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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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Jun, Sep
Sun  7:20am - 4:53pm
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Bear Creek Canyon
Bear Creek Canyon
0.0 mi away
4.8 mi
2,293 ft
Telluride Trail
0.1 mi away
2.6 mi
2,000 ft
Imogene Pass
0.4 mi away
7.4 mi
5,537 ft
Sneffels Highline Trail
Sneffels Highline Trail
0.4 mi away
13.4 mi
3,500 ft
Jud Wiebe Trail
Jud Wiebe Trail
0.5 mi away
3.3 mi
2,360 ft
San Miguel River Trail
San Miguel River Trail
0.5 mi away
2.7 mi
170 ft
Liberty Bell Mine
0.7 mi away
3.2 mi
1,890 ft
See Forever Trail
See Forever Trail
1.2 mi away
5.0 mi
1,957 ft
Ridge Trail
Ridge Trail
1.7 mi away
1.3 mi
754 ft
Bridal Veil Falls - Telluride
Bridal Veil Falls - Telluride
2.0 mi away
2.8 mi
843 ft
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Syllabus
Bear Creek Cyn & Wasatch TR#508 to Pass is a 6.5 mile one way hike with 4,911 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 38 miles south of Montrose Colorado. The trailhead is car accessible. July and August are the best months to enjoy this hike.


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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Note
This is a difficult hike. Arrive fit and prepared or this could get ugly.

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    One-Way Notice
    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    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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