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Black Bear Pass, Telluride

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  • October 2, 2017
    This was the pinnacle experience of our trip and did not disappoint!!! We drove Ouray to Telluride over the pass and it was spectacular in September. We had below freezing temps early morning and mid ...  more »
  • September 21, 2017
    We did the Black Bear Pass in our Jeeps. We are very experienced jeepers and trail riders. This was pretty easy until coming down black bear pass which wasnt overly hard - just on very narrow rocky ro...  more »
  • August 26, 2017
    Use Dave's Mountain Tours for this experience. It was the best. Beautiful sites and a lot of prayers said as we took the 4 steps. Don.t try and drive it yourself.  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    Best motorcycle experience ever! From Telluride take Ophir Pass (easy) south and return via Black Bear Pass (one way only - difficult "steps" at the top of the waterfall)
  • July 28, 2016
    A must do if the pass is open. Trail is not too difficult and you don't have to worry about breaking parts but put a wheel wrong and you can die.
  • January 25, 2017
    Been there twice but still can't get enough of it
  • February 22, 2016
    I took my 2012 stock JK jeep, loaded up with the family, down the pass and thru switch backs down to Telluride.Saw lots of sheep grazing in the pass. Once you leave the pass and head to Telluride it is ONE WAY ONLY.(towards telluride).When you reach the top of the waterfall, the "road" narrows down. Rough 4WD only. It's called the steps for a reason. There is an old mine at the waterfall once you make it down the steps. The road is very narrow.. just take it slow.. The first few switchbacks are narrow. You may need a guide to navigate them, just to make sure...You will then come to bridal veil falls, and the hydro-electric power plant. Rest of the road from that point is 2-way down to the city of Telluride. An amazing Jeep trail. Bucket list item.
  • August 20, 2015
    Love this county road. Took my outback on it.

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