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Black Bear Pass, Telluride

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  • 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 »
  • 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 »
  • 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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  • The one and only Black Bear. It can be busy and you can only make progress at the speed of the person/group in front of you.
  • Whole touted the most difficult trail in North America, it's certainly is the most dangerous. Outstanding views and you do not want to attempt unless you are completely comfortable with your rig. At least one rig goes off every year, and it has already happened this season.
  • Black Bear is one of the most iconic off-road passes in the state. Taking visitors directly into Telluride from 550, Black Bear is for the more experienced off roaders. It is not as intense as some of the slick rock in Utah, but the drop offs on the back side are enough to make anyone grab on tightly. Black Bear Pass is a one way unpaved road that takes visitors right by Bridal Veil Falls Electric Power Plant. It creates the well-known waterfall on the mountainside in Telluride and adds an extra plus to the already gorgeous view coming in.
  • Great trail for smaller rigs
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