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Black Bear Pass, Colorado

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by NYCO, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:09 AM
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    Wanted a place to put photos from my trip in August 2010 from Denver>Buena Vista>Telluride

    once in Buena Vista we took Cottonwood Pass to Taylor Reservoir and down Taylor River Canyon...then more roads until we hit Ouray area and took Black Bear Pass down into Telluride (IMO, the only way to enter into Telluride!)

    here are a few for a teaser..

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    coming down into Telluride

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    view from above the campsite in Buena Vista
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    campsite from above
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    Cottonwood Pass
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    Taylor Reservoir
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  3. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:18 AM
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    Nice pics!
     
  4. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    Town of Ouray

    coming into town...Sneffels
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    Ouray
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    Million Dollar Highway
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  5. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:37 AM
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    Black Bear Pass

    Trailhead
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    Views from the trail
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    Before the descent

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  6. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    The descent into Telluride

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    The powerhouse in the distance
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    soaking in the scenery
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    Bridal Veil Falls
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    To-hell-u-ride
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    tight ass switchbacks
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    more scenic
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  7. Jun 3, 2011 at 7:40 AM
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    i was going to a phish show, so there is a possibility that i did not:eek:
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    almost needed some when i was at one of the switchbacks off cambered and slid down toward the edge about 6-10"
     
  8. Jun 3, 2011 at 8:43 AM
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    Awesome pics! I've done the Million Dollar Highway loop through Ouray, Silverton, and down to Durango once on Harley's with my brother and another time in my old Audi...AMAZING drive. Since I got the Taco I've been chompin at the bit to be able to take Black Bear into Telluride :drool:
     
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    BBP into Telluride was amazing...

    hoping to get back there at the end of the summer and do the BBP to Imogene pass loop
     
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    Sweet pictures!
     
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    thanks man...hard to take a bad photo in that area
     
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    I've been wanting to make a trip to CO when it's not winter...Need to get that trip planned.
     
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    the fall up here is a great time when all the aspens are changing colors. the weather is usually drier too
     
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    The Million dollar highway is beautiful. I will always remember it cause it was the first time I saw snow :D

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    must have been a fun drive in that beemer too!

    it's amazing how many people haven't seen snow before!

    i grew up with snow as part of my life and honestly don't think i could live without a winter..
     
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    looking to do a big trip in september to the san juans again...can't freekin wait!

    will be going back down black bear to scare the piss out of the gf!

    maybe a lake city > silverton > telluride > ouray trip all via trails (with minimal roads)
     
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    This sounds epic...wish I could join you.
     
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