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Ophir, Colorado

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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Drive Ophir Pass

    4.5
    8 mi / 2500 ft gain
    Ophir Pass (el. 11,114’), officially known as Forest Service Road #630, is one of the easiest of the high alpine trails in the San Juan mountains, but still can provide trouble to the inexperienced or when bad weather is present, particularly on the western/Ophir downhill side. The pass and road ...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Alta Lakes Dispersed Camping

    4.7
    Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. There are approximately 20 undeveloped campsites. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. Camping Facilities20 campsites that are completely undevelopedCamping is permitted at only the designated campsitesPortable toilets are avail...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Explore Alta Ghost Town

    5.0
    0.5 mi
    Alta Ghost Town is located about 10 miles from Telluride on Alta Lakes Road. Take the rugged dirt road approximately 2 miles until the ghost town appears on the left. Hike up the short trail to view the remnants of the old mining town with many of the buildings still standing, including the impre...
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  • San Miguel County, Colorado

    Hike to Mystic Falls, CO

    4.2
    2.39 mi / 138 ft gain
    I've been visiting Telluride, CO for the last 20 years, and I'd never once heard of this place. Mystic Falls is not marked on any map I've ever seen. And even some locals seem to have never heard of it. So I feel like I lucked out on this last trip to Telluride when a friend found a blog post and...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Explore Clear Lake

    5.0
    The road to Clear Lake offers wonderful views of the South Fork Mineral Creek, and the San Juan Mountains. Some people make the 9-mile round-trip hike with 2,600 feet of elevation gain, others drive as far as their vehicle will allow and hike from there, and some make the drive all the way up. It...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Climb Fuller Peak

    3.0
    Begin by hiking the Ice Lakes Trail for 3.5 miles, which will take you to Ice Lake. From here, you can identify the obvious, delta-shaped mountain to climber's left, known as Fuller Peak (13,761ft). Hike cross country, directly toward the base of the North Ridge (right skyline), walking past Full...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Upper Ice Lake

    5.0
    6.74 mi / 2464 ft gain
    From the Ice Lakes trailhead begin hiking through a meadow that quickly enters the forest and begins to climb. The trail will climb ~1,600 feet in the next two miles. As the trail climbs there is a scenic waterfall just over .5 miles, it is worth it to scamper up for a closer look (at ~1.0 miles ...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Backpack to Island Lake

    5.0
    8 mi / 3000 ft gain
    From the Ice Lakes basin Trailhead, this 8 mile round trip trail with 3000 feet of elevation gain will bring you to the Ice Lakes Basin with an abundance of beautiful lakes, especially Island Lake and Ice Lake. We camped on a little shelf above Island Lake, but you can camp anywhere you find a ni...
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  • Durango, Colorado

    Camp at South Mineral Campground

    4.8
    Some general notes: South Mineral Campground does not take reservations - all sites are first come first served. There are an assortment of designated areas along South Mineral Road where dispersed camping is allowed so there is plenty of camping in the canyon on all but the busiest days, but y...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Hike to Bear Creek Falls in Telluride

    5.0
    5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trail begins at the south end of Pine Street in Telluride, and proceeds 2.5 miles up the Bear Creek Canyon trail with an elevation gain of about 1,000'.Be sure to stay to the left at the divide with the Wasatch Trail.At the waterfall there is a small use trail that contours up to the right an...
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    "Iron Way" Telluride Via Ferrata

    3.15 mi / 974 ft gain
    The Via Ferrata is an incredible way to enjoy Telluride from above. If you and your group have rock climbing experience this will be right up your alley. If no experience rock climbing there are guided options with great shops from town that will help you along this route. Hike up to Bridal Veil...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 850 ft gain
    Park at the Pandora Mill just east of Telluride and lace up your footwear of choice. At 1.2 miles to the base of the falls with 850 feet of gain, this can make for a great thigh burning hike or run. The trail is a gravel road that eventually passes a gate to further trails up the Bridal Veil Ba...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Hike to Cornet Creek Falls

    4.0
    Only 5 minutes from the center of Telluride, Cornet Creek Falls is the perfect hike for those seeking a serene mountain escape without having to go far away from the center of all the action.From town, head up North Aspen Street towards the Jud Wiebe Trailhead. Once arrived, continue straight up ...
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Hike the Jud Wiebe Trail

    5.0
    3.1 mi / 1300 ft gain
    The Jud Wiebe can be accessed from two trailheads:  1) The top of North Aspen St (opposite direction of the Gondola) and across the bridge on the left (where this adventure starts) 2) North Oak St - hike up Tomboy Road and head to the left at the sign for the Jud Wiebe trail Street parking is ava...
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  • Ophir, Colorado

    Ophir Pass Road

    5.0
    9.93 mi / 1696 ft gain
    Ophir Pass Road is a point-to-point trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Ophir, Colorado.
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  • Telluride, Colorado

    Drive Black Bear Pass & the Ingram Basin

    5.0
    12 mi / 3000 ft gain
    Black Bear Pass (el. 12,840’), officially known as Forest Service Road 648, is an infamous 4WD road that runs between U.S. Highway 550 (between Silverton & Ouray) and Telluride, CO. From the pass downhill through the Ingram Basin to Telluride, the road is one-way and features switchbacks and ...
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