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Bear Creek Preserve

 
Bear Creek Preserve, Telluride.
 

The Bear Creek Preserve is located out of the backyard of Telluride, Colorado. Purchased in 1995 by the San Miguel Conservation Foundation, it was put into a conservation easement and then conveyed to the Town of Telluride to be preserved as public open space forever. Bear Creek is a spectacular natural area with an abundance of educational and recreational opportunities.

Recreational Opportunities

Hiking, Mountian Biking, Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Skiing, and Photography are popular activities with locals and visitors alike. The Telluride Parks and Recreation Department also offers a Junior Bear Creek Ranger Program for kids interested in protecting this area in its natural state.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: Free

 ADA Accessibility Notes
The trail is an old mining road
 
 Pet Friendly Notes
Pets welcome - please pick up your pet waste
 

For More Information, Contact:

Rick Herrington

rherrington@telluride-co.gov
www.telluride-co.gov
Box 3093, Telluride, CO 81435
970-728-2173 · fax 970-728-2174
 

Nina Kothe wrote on July 25, 2011: This is a really spectacular place with a two and one half mile hike up to Bear Creek Falls. Plan to visit if you are in our region.

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Latitude: 37.928831000
Longitude: -107.813515700
Elevation: 10160 FT (3097 M)
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