Black Bear Pass is not for the faint of heart, with steep drops and narrow switchbacks that will make your heart race and your palms sweat. But don’t worry, the views of the San Juan Mountains and the historic mining town of Telluride make it all worth it. The trail starts at an elevation of 11,018 feet and peaks at 12,840 feet, so make sure to pack some extra layers and some snacks to keep your energy up. This trail is rated as difficult, so make sure to bring a capable 4×4 vehicle and some recovery gear, just in case. Overall, Black Bear Pass is an unforgettable experience that will leave you breathless, both from the stunning views and the adrenaline rush. So what are you waiting for? Let’s hit the trail!
– Page Contains Affiliate Links – Why? (click here to expand)
We lose money every month producing the TX:GX Overland website and YouTube channel. Creating content takes time and money – we have to pay for:
Website and WordPress hosting
Trip videos that cost money for fuel, admissions fees at parks/events, and wear and tear on our vehicle
An enormous amount of our time producing this site and the videos (I won’t even begin to calculate that cost!)
Basically, we lose money every month. We use affiliate links and YouTube monetization to try to reduce this monthly loss but they don’t pay much. We lose about $20 per month just from our website costs (not including trip costs).
Purchases made via this website using affiliate links sometimes result in us making a small commission (usually 2-4%) that we use to keep the lights on. But since we lose about $20 per month (not including trip fees) you can see we are definitely not “in it for the money” – we do this out of a love for helping other people enjoy the outdoors and overlanding, to help people get started and find gear to make their trips more successful, and to produce videos that inspire and entertain our viewers.
Even though we lose money each month, we are committed to helping the world we live in. Please read “Who Our Affiliate Links Benefit” to see a list of the causes and charitable organizations we donate to. Thank you for your understanding!
– Who Our Affiliate Links Benefit (click here to expand)
TX:GX Overland is about experiencing the outdoors and doing so in a responsible, sustainable way. Without the trees, the forests, the clean babbling brooks and the open trails we enjoy while overlanding we simply couldn’t exist. Therefore, we are committed to helping organizations that support our outdoor adventures. Though we do not make a profit from the TX:GX Overland website or YouTube channel we still make donations to worthwhile causes. We make donations to the following organizations:
We have reviewed these organizations and determined they fit our purpose. We do not have the resources to do an exhaustive background check of their prior/current activities, partnerships, board members, etc. so if they are “doing something bad” we’re not aware of it. We hope our donations to these organizations is doing the world some good – if you disagree with these choices we respect your decision, please respect ours.