Bridal Veil hike

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Bridal Veil hike
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Julie B
Dallas, TX10 contributions
Aug 2020
If you've hiked, you've probably hiked a Bridal Veil hike. There is one in Oregon, Idaho Springs, Yosemite, the Rocky Mountains...anywhere the falls splits into a filmy curtain. This hike is a struggle to climb. We made it 950 feet of the 1,368 before Mom, who is 58 but in excellent shape for a 58-year-old, could keep her footing. Actually going down the trail was slower than going up. The old bag could haul herself up the mountain, but had trouble not slipping on the way down.

At one point, she was actually sliding down the mountain uncontrollably crying. Just embarrassing. "Good job" we told her. Sat her down until her legs stopped wobbling. She made it with only a scraped shin from walking into a tree.
Written August 14, 2020
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tyegator
Gainesville, FL361 contributions
Aug 2020
The new trail is phenomenal! So glad we heard about it and had the opportunity to experience it. Lots of photos. Curious about the names of the other 2 waterfalls. The first was our favorite, we hit it just as the sun was breaking over the mountains and lighting the top.
Going beyond the base and up the road switchbacks wasn't really worth it to me, unless we could have gone all the way to Silver Lake apparently. The house at the top is the power plant referred to by others and the view really isn't much different.
Written August 27, 2020
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SDB-Viajero
Boulder, CO81 contributions
Sep 2020
Get there early so you can grab a parking spot & then head up the brand-new trail to slowly ascend through the trees, boulders, smaller falls/grottos, etc., to reach Bridal Falls. If you can, head all the way up to the old mining house. A beautiful hike!
Written September 20, 2020
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cart21
Simsbury, CT112 contributions
Jun 2021
Parking was very limited. The trail up to the falls was well marked and 1.2 mi in length. We could see the falls at a distance from the parking lot. In our mid 70s we thought we’d try the climb. Well, between the altitude and rocky steep incline, we didn’t get very far. Sooo I only recommend this climb for younger athletic individuals.
Written June 3, 2021
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J Travel
Tennessee274 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
With the steepness of the surrounding mountains this is the most scenic and easily accessible trail. At the parking lot you have two options: take the wooded trail to bridal veil falls or walk the road. If you want shade or it’s raining take the wooded trail. There is also a second small waterfall on the wooded trail you will miss if you hike the road. The road may be a little longer in distance but it is much easier. If hiking with kids take the road. The wooded trail has a lot of twist and turns and steep spots. Either way both will get you to the bottom of the falls and from there if you want to keep going up you must hike the road to the power station at the top of the falls.
Good luck!
Written August 26, 2020
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jmpncsu
Raleigh, NC4,361 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Bridal Veil Falls, at 365 feet, is the highest waterfall in Colorado. It's easy to visit, just outside Telluride. The trailhead parking is just east of Telluride at the end of Colorado Avenue. If you have a high clearance 4WD, you drive all the way, but we just hiked up the road. I think jeep tours are also available from Telluride. It's about 1.5 miles of switchbacking jeep road from the trailhead to the base. Its moderately steep, but great views of the falls, surrounding mountains and Telluride from the trail. The road continues to the top at the power plant, but we didn't go that far. Normally the waterfall looks best in early summer during peak snow melt, but they had a poor winter so it was already pretty low in the beginning of July.
Written July 23, 2018
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LisaandSly
Indianapolis, IN115 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
This was a nice afternoon hike. The Falls are spectacular and the hike was moderate to easy. Be sure to go all the way to the top for some fantastic views of the valley.
Written June 30, 2019
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Mary R
Denver, CO63 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Drove up in a '94 Explorer, bumpy ride but no problem in July. These falls are exquisite, as the name implies. And so tall and graceful at 385'. One feels dwarfed by the grandeur. Lush, moist green environment, almost feels tropical. When the wind blows, the "veil" spreads across the rock. Do take a video, and get the sounds. Hike or drive, don't miss it.
Written July 24, 2018
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Matthew S
Denver, CO70 contributions
Oct 2019
Came to Telluride in October during shoulder season. I will be honest and say that we did not hike up to the falls, but rather drove in our CR-V to the base of the falls and up to the power plant. The road was 75% snow covered with slight patches of ice, manageable with any 4x4 or all-wheel drive. The road has plenty of switchbacks, which would make the hike more manageable, but won't comment on the "hike" any further. The falls are neat when frozen; lots of debris from storms have caused a more dramatic base for the falls. The falls from the top at the power plant are very deceiving, but the views are amazing!
Written October 23, 2019
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Chris and Tami
Colorado Springs, CO237 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
We walked from town up to the falls and power station. We shared the road w/ other hikers, bikers and 4-wheeled trucks - but it wasn't a problem. We stopped at the base of the falls and again at the power station. We walked a mile beyond the power station before turning around. Was a good morning hike!
Written July 21, 2018
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