Black Bear Pass


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One of the more infamous trails in Colorado is officially called “Forest Service Road 648,” but most know it as Black Bear Pass. The popularity of this trail stems from the beautiful views that require the driver to have nerves of steel. Black Bear Pass is a seasonal road and generally opens late July and closes in early fall. The Black Bear Road reaches a altitude of 12,840 feet at the highest point after which point the trail descend 4,000 feet into the town of Telluride Colorado.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the sign famous for it’s saying:

Telluride –>
City of Gold
12 Miles – 2 Hours
You don’t have to be
crazy to drive this
road – but it helps

Jeeps Only

Special thanks to JK Experience for the photos.