Bridal Veil Falls to Silver Lake

HARD 24 reviews

Bridal Veil Falls to Silver Lake is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, birding, and fishing and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,525 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

scramble

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike with nice views of Telluride and of course a beautiful lake. This is a tough short hike. Took me about 70 minutes to get up and an hour to get down. To get to the trail head you need to have a 4x4 or AWD high clearance vehicle. My Subaru Crosstrek made it fine. If you don’t want to drive up, you can walk up the road about 2 additional miles each way.

hiking
1 month ago

Take your fishing pole! Thee are some big trout just swimming around up there. Trail is difficult to follow from the river crossing, but gets better. Saw a bear and big fat marmot. Gorgeous wildflowers.

1 month ago

July 2017, Water crossing with steep and challenging parts, worth it!

1 month ago

Tight trail, fairly easy first 2/3 up with a section after passing the tree cover that seemed a little sketchy, to use caution. After that it flattens out a bit; one small patch of snow. Great hike! A little challenging for out-of-towner on first day in higher altitude.

11 months ago

A lot of scramble. Need to be in good shape.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Great hike, need to scramble a bit. Recommend walking sticks on the descent. We did have a few water crossings, so dress accordingly. Chilly at the top when cloud cover came rolling in. Definitely be cognizant of the weather. A storm came up quick, with lightning, and we were still out in the open. We hustled down, the rain made the trail really slippery. When I go again, I will make sure to wear boots with ankle support & possibly bring gear in case of a rolled ankle, rain jacket, a change of socks, hiking sandals/boots. We had a fantastic hike, spent 30 min @ the lake- one swam with the dog & hustled back down as the sky got darker. Tons of wildflowers, all colors & shapes, and spots for a break along the way. Primarily steep incline, with flat spots in just the right places. Brown dog & naps afterwards to balance out the Ride festival weekend.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Beautiful, and challenging, particularly if you cut the corner and climb straight up.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Bring your hiking boots for this trail. Lots of loose rock and gravel. Silver lake is the perfect place to spend the day.

camping
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Difficult but worth it - trail has a lot of switchbacks and steep parts, once you get to the overlook the rest of the trail to the lake is much easier.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Best Hike Ever!!!

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