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Bridal Veil Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (2)

Foot traffic only trail with sights of three water falls, including Bridal Veil Falls.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

9,872' 3,009 m

High

9,071' 2,765 m

Low

801' 244 m

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Down

15%

Avg Grade (9°)

46%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views · Waterfall

Need to Know

Free parking at the base of the trail. There is one water crossing that can be hazardous at times.

Description

This trail leads from the parking area at the base of Black Bear Pass road to the base of Bridal Veil Falls. This is a difficult trail with rough terrain, but has payoffs in the form of sights of three different water falls, including Bridal Veil Falls. There is a water crossing which can be hazardous at certain times of year. This trail is an alternative to hiking along Black Bear Pass road, which is a medium difficulty hike.

The first waterfall is about three tenths of a mile into the hike and involves intermediate to difficult terrain to access. View of the waterfall is followed shortly by a water crossing. The trail continues with intermediate to difficult terrain, becoming more difficult about a half mile into the hike. The second waterfall is visible about seven tenths of a mile into the hike and has an overlook area to get good views. After the second waterfall, the terrain becomes more difficult the rest of the way to Bridal Veil Falls.

To access the top of Bridal Veil Falls, continue hiking along Black Bear Pass road from the end of Bridal Veil Falls hiking trail. There are a few branches off Bridal Bridal Veil Falls Trail to view other sites, including closer access to the waterfalls. The trail is fairly well marked at all branches.

The hiking trail is the result of collaborative efforts between San Miguel County, Idarado Mining Company, Town of Telluride, and Telluride Mountain Club.

Shared By:

Nathan Krick

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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in Telluride

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#4

in Telluride

#208

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#1,324

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Bridal Veil Falls
Jul 6, 2021 near Telluride, CO
Middle falls on Bridal Falls Hiking Trail.
Jul 6, 2021 near Telluride, CO
Bridal Veil Falls from below.
Dec 8, 2016 near Telluride, CO

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