"You don't have to be crazy to drive this road... but it helps." Black Bear Pass is one of the more intense mountain passes in Southwest Colorado and is only open a short period out the summer season.
The one-way pass starts from Red Mountain Pass in between Ouray, CO and Silverton, CO on Highway 550 ascending to 12,840 feet. On the descent, the road passes Bridal Veil Falls- Colorado's largest free-falling waterfall. This pass is for experienced 4X4 drivers only. Should you want to enjoy this experience but leave the driving to an experienced guide, our partners at Telluride Outside offer tours!