August 10, 2014
Black Bear Private Tour
Black Bear Private Tour (6 hours) | $150 per person (two-person minimum)
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High Point Elevation, 12,840 ft.
Black Bear Pass Road ascends from US Hwy 550 at Red Mountain Pass, then winds up past waterfalls and wildflowers and historic mine sites to Black Bear Pass, cresting at 12,840 feet. At the summit, view Colorado’s second-highest waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls and the historic power plant, which still provides 25% of Telluride’s electricity. From here the road descends over the infamous ‘Stair Steps’—tight rocky switchbacks that propel you into Telluride. After the gentle ascent to the pass, the ‘Steps’ are an exciting, hold-your hat, stomach-lurching ride! You’ll be ready for a stop at Baked in Telluride. Return to Ouray via Ophir, Imogene, or Last Dollar Road. You choose your return route. Each is spectacular. Ask you guide for details.