Bridal Veil Falls Trail

MODERATE 135 reviews
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Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 6.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1059 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

waterfall

wildlife

scramble

snow

no dogs

Located in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park, this hike to a scenic waterfall is well graded and relatively easy. The trail is located 3.05 miles from the Cow Creek TH, and there is access to other nearby trails in the first portion of the hike, as well as to backcountry camp site The trail follows Cow Creek, where the first part is through open fields with evidence of elk. Eventually the trail heads into the woods, where it begins to climb in elevation. The falls is reached quickly, and a light scramble on the left side of the falls gives way to an impressive view of the valley behind you. There is limited parking at the TH, which is close to a research facility, so it's best to leave early to ensure a parking space.

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15 days ago

Definitely challenging at the end but great views and nice small waterfall.

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1 month ago

love the different sections of this hike. it has everything and is not crowded

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1 month ago

A good hike for anyone. Hike is fairly vanilla until you get to the horse hitching area. After passing this area you enter the cover of the trees and begin to hike upward passing several nice areas of the stream. Once you get to bridal falls it makes the hike worth the effort.

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1 month ago

loved it had everything. meadows, waterfall, shaded areas, perfect day

2 months ago

2 months ago

Don't forget to carry a mosquito spray!

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2 months ago

This is a great trail for young or first time hikers that want some distance. My 5 year made it there and back without complaint. My 3 year old had to be carried in the pack. There is limited parking. However, we drove around a bit and caught sight of a black bear and a moose within a minute drive of the trail head. The trail is a steady incline there are a couple sets of built in wood stairs. You walk thru a valley with beautiful meadows all around. If you don't like bees this may not be the trail for you. Since there is limited tree coverage, sunscreen and hats are essential.The last mile or so you get into some tree coverage. You will catch glimpse of the river the last appox .5 miles. Overall, we enjoyed the day. It was a very relaxed hike for my crew.

2 months ago

2 months ago

very very limited parking

2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is a great "nature walk" good for an easy day hike or family hike. It's not very challenging but the view at the top is still amazing. Would definitely do it again.

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2 months ago