open_circuit previously posted:
"Ouray / Silverton / Telluride is worth as much time as you can spare to visit. Black Bear Pass is a bucket list trail and has some great views, but I've enjoyed many of the others trails around there more. Make time for other cool stuff down there when you go, in addition to Black Bear. I'm sure I'll be back down there next summer or early fall again also."
Good point for sure, I've done a number of trails in the area and absolutely love camping on the less popular routes. Black Bear is just so popular it kind of chases me away but if there is a possibility that it will be closed down I will have to make an exeption and deal with the crowds. I'll be making my way over there in early August as part of my anual 14 day camping trip.