Meet the Black Bear Pass Trail. When you're up on the trail in your 4x4 looking down on Telluride, you wish you'd made smarter decisions.

Switchbacks, rocky steep grades, and being generally a 'technical' trail, the Black Bear Pass Trail is for those experienced with these kinds of trails, who are driving high clearance 4x4s with lockers (preferably) along with nerves of steel.

I've been in the passenger seat as a friend traversed the trail. I enjoyed looking out the right side of the Jeep because the driver's side just looked out onto the drop.

I trusted my friend's experience and his vehicle; I knew he had plenty of 'guts' to take on the trail. I had just enough 'guts' to be the passenger.

It's, without question, a great trail for Colorado scenery up around 14,500 feet. It is pretty amazing, once you get passed the nerve-rattling parts.

A YouTuber posted this video in October of 2020, of him and his 'crew' of Toyota enthusiasts taking on the trail.

My friend and I didn't have a drone to take aerial footage of the adventure like these guys, that would have been nice. This video really gives you that feeling of 'we're nuts to even try this,' with great footage of drops, rocks, and switchbacks.

After they conquer the Black Bear Pass Trail, the guys have a hearty campsite meal, just like they did way back when (minus the Toyotas.)

Take a look at their video, as they pass through Ouray, as well.

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