• Activities:

    Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Loop

  • RT Distance:

    3.1 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    1300 Feet

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Loop hike on the beautiful, sunny side of Telluride through Aspen groves and meadows with views of town, Bridal Veil Falls and the high peaks of the San Juan Range, plus, a bonus short hike to a waterfall.

The Jud Wiebe can be accessed from two trailheads: 

1) The top of North Aspen St (opposite direction of the Gondola) and across the bridge on the left (where this adventure starts)

2) North Oak St - hike up Tomboy Road and head to the left at the sign for the Jud Wiebe trail

Street parking is available near both trailheads and there are 2 free lots in town (One on Sundance Rd off the first right at the traffic circle and one at the base of chair 7). 

The Jud Wiebe trail is well marked and well trafficked making this an ideal hike for beginners, first-timers hiking in Telluride and families.

From the trailhead signage at the top of N Aspen St, head across the bridge and starting gaining elevation going away from town. The view down valley is fantastic plus, keep an eye out for planes taking-off (or landing) from the Telluride Airport. The trail will continue upwards through aspen's for about a mile where there is junction for the Mill Creek Trail. Continue on the Jud Wiebe and hit a short, steep section of switchbacks where an overlook with a bench awaits. Take the view in, have a snack and maybe a beer! From here you can look down on the town, the ski resort and east towards Bridal Veil Falls

Once you summon the courage to continue, you'll reach a meadow and begin the downhill stretch of the trail through aspen groves. There is small bridge across Cornet Creek and the trail will gradually ascend before you go down to the town. The trail will widen as you head into town. Beware, this part of the trail is loose so watch your step and keep an eye out for bikers and other users of this section of trail. The trail will continue down Tomboy Rd to the terminus on Oak St. If you parked near the N Aspen St trailhead, head down Oak St towards town and take a right on W Galena Ave and another right on N Aspen St. 

Telluride is loaded with awesome restaurants and bars to grab food or a beer. Cornerhouse, Brown Dog Pizza, Taco Del Gnar, Baked and Oak are all great spots to grab grub and a beer post-hike.

BONUS: Hike 0.25 mi (one-way) to the Cornet Creek Waterfall. From the top of N Aspen St head straight (not left across the bridge) on the trail for 0.25 miles. This trail is narrow and will hold some snow/ice in the spring. The trail will reach the Cornet Creek Waterfall - a nice place to relax and enjoy the waterfall. Go behind the waterfall for a unique view. 

Pack List

  • Pack
  • Hiking/Trail Shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain Jacket
  • Camera
  • Snack(s)
  • Water
  • Sunscreen, chapstick, first aid kit
  • Traction (if hiking when snow is on the trail)
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Geoff Turnley

Livin the dream in Telluride, CO looking for epic adventures and hopefully providing some inspiration for your next adventure. Fan of the mountains, nature, 14ers, music, beer, and getting to know rad people outdoors. Cheers!

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