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Ballard Mountain

Views for Days

Ballard Mountain is a beautiful hike that offers views of the entire Telluride area, as well as Silver Lake. Ballard Mountain towers almost 13,000 feet above the town of Telluride, with unbelievable "out the back gate" access. This hike is considered strenuous and is not for the faint of heart. 


Hike up the Bear Creek/Wasatch Trail. After about 1 mile at the first clearing, you will see the unmarked trail on your left. Immediately cross the creek on a nice foot bridge and begin climbing the steep switchbacks towards tree line and Ballard Peak.

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