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Bridal Veil Falls

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Trail

4.3 mile 6.8 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,320' 402 m
Descent: -1,319' -402 m
High: 10,351' 3,155 m
Low: 9,031' 2,753 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 12% (7°)
Max Grade: 37% (20°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Trisha Cofield

An airy route with stunning views of the Telluride Valley.

Trisha Cofield

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Family Friendly This trail is easy switchbacks all the way to the top.

Overview

Shortly past where the Idarado Legacy Trail ends, continue up the dirt road past the mill. Continue the climb through a series of switchbacks to the base of the falls, then continue up more switchbacks to the top of the falls.

Need to Know

This road is also open to vehicles so expect to share the road with cars traveling up and down the pass. Go early to avoid too much traffic.

Description

Shortly past where the Idarado Legacy Trail ends, continue up the dirt road past the mill. It's 1.2 miles to the base of the 365-foot falls or you can continue to the top of the falls, the power plant and a vantage point of the valley below. Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall in the state of Colorado.

While you won't have much solitude on this route, you'll enjoy some stunning views of the canyon, downtown Telluride, Ingram Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. The grade is steady, but not too steep and the dirt road is wide although a little rocky around the switchbacks.

Flora & Fauna

Aspens, willows and a variety of wildflowers.

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Jun 23, 2019
Tanner Ryan
Jun 19, 2019
Mauren Mitchell
Aug 14, 2018
Andy Schacht
4.3mi
Aug 3, 2018
Jessica Bashaw
Apr 26, 2018
JC Risewick
Dec 28, 2017
Patrick Csongei
hiked up a snowy and cold road to the frozen falls. great views of telluride and the surrounding mountains 6mi
Dec 28, 2017
Katie B
cold and wintery. hiked up to the power plant 6mi
Oct 7, 2017
Meaghan O.

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 18 votes

#4

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#2117

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Photos

Telluride Box Canyon (westward view).
Jul 25, 2016 near Telluride, CO
A panoramic shot of Bridal Veil Falls.
Jul 5, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Looking out over the Bridal Veil Power Station and the bottom of Black Bear Pass.
Jul 5, 2016 near Telluride, CO
View of the Telluride Box canyon with the Power Plant above Bridal Veil Falls in the Foreground.
Jul 25, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Bridal Veil Falls from below.
Dec 8, 2016 near Telluride, CO

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