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At 365', Bridal Veil Falls is Box Canyon's (the canyon Telluride is in) shining waterfall. The waterfall is two-pronged and has a hydroelectric power plant at the top.

The Smuggler-Union Hydroelectric Power Plant was built in 1907 and originally used to power the Smuggler-Union Mine. Water was sluiced from Blue Lake and an Aerial Tramway brought the power plant operators and supplies to the power plant.

The plant ceased operations in 1953 and was placed on the national register of historical places in 1979.

On the Road: The falls can be viewed up close from a few points along the road. But the closest parking is at the start of the Bridal Veil Trail #636.

Family Friendly: Kids will love seeing this immense waterfall, as well as the hydroelectric power plant.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Tom Robson

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