Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
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Bear Creek Canyon - Ouray is a 5 mile round trip canyon trip with 1,600 feet elevation gain. Located 35 miles south-southeast of Montrose Colorado. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. August and September are the best months to enjoy this activity. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.
Overview: Beautifully flowing technical canyon with a handful of difficult waterfall rappels up to 100ft with plenty of wet down climbing mixed in...
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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.