15.4 miles
Distance
4,404 ft
Climb
-4,439 ft
Descent
2 miles
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Detailed Description
Bear Creek - Bridal Veil Loop is a 15 mile moderately popular expert route located near Telluride Colorado. This hike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 4,404 ft with a max elevation of 13,066 ft then descends -4,439 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Hike
  • Other Activities
    • Trail Running
    • Snowshoe
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Bear Creek - Bridal Veil Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    4 hr 47 min
  • Altitude min
    8,755 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,798 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,763 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -80.9%
  • Grade min
    87.6%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,458 ft

Directions

  1. Walk southeast on Bear Creek (Falls).
  2. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  3. Keep right to take Wasatch Trail.
  4. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  5. Bear left onto Wasatch Trail (Upper).
  6. Continue for 4 kilometers.
  7. Make a sharp left onto Bridal Veil.
  8. Continue for 7 kilometers.
  9. Walk north on Black Bear Road.
  10. Continue for 3 kilometers.
  11. Walk west on Legacy.
  12. Continue for 2.5 kilometers.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Wasatch Trail
Oct 13, 2023 @ 7:11pm
Oct 13, 2023
Good fun, but the narrow part around the bridge was too sketchy to ride due to snow
Bear Creek (Falls)
Oct 13, 2023 @ 7:09pm
Oct 13, 2023
Some leaves but great finish
Bridal Veil
Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:21am
Jul 6, 2022
Challenging climb. Beautiful views and flowers. Mostly rideable but some hike a bike sections even for expert riders
Wasatch Trail (Upper)
Jul 11, 2021 @ 9:23am
Jul 11, 2021
Legacy
Jun 1, 2021 @ 11:10am
Jun 1, 2021
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