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    Black Bear Road

    San Juan National Forest, Colorado
    Distance8.8mi
    Elevation Gain7,060ft
    Trailhead Elevation11,076ft
    Top12,841ft
    Elevation Min/Max9533/12841ft
    Elevation Start/End11076/11076ft

    Black Bear Road

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    Explorer | 52 pts
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    8/5/2018
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    Montgomery, TX
    Pathfinder | 75 pts
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    8/15/2010
    A great ride, start on 550 near Red Mountain Pass, easy going, great vistas. When you get to the speed limit sign (15mph must be a joke) you've started down, some switchbacks the some technicals then the STEPS,we ran 15psi, wish I'd done 10. Really rough at first the meerly rough and steep, even with a short bas wrangler we had 2 and 3 point turns, saw 4door jeep and forerunner doing 3=5 point turns. Don't go in the rain really would be slick. Best ride ever.
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    Bisti, NM
    Pathfinder | 105 pts
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    8/17/2008
    Heed the cautions in the trail guide. 99.5% no problem but the 0.5% will give you the heepie-jeepies. The 1/4 mile from Ingram Falls to the first switchback is narrow and hairy. If you don't like to lean 'the wrong way' then don't enter the one-way section. Otherwise this is an extremely beautiful piece of country that makes you realize how lucky you are to be in it!
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    Telluride, CO
    Adventurer | 201 pts
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    7/26/2008
    Have been both up and down this trail, and "the Steps" and switchbacks have high pucker factor. Be sure to air down for traction because it is very steep and a slip would be disaster.
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    Trail Information

    San Juan National Forest
    Nearby City
    Uncompahgre National Forest
    Parks
    Uncompahgre National Forest
    Local Contacts
    Colorado Atlas and Gazetteer; Uncompahgre National Forest map; Trails Illustrated Silverton, Ouray #141
    USGS San Juan County, San Miguel County #3; Trails Illustrated #141; USFS Uncompahgre National Forest, San Juan National Forest
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