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 is primarily used for hiking, walking, horses, and snowshoeing and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.
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.
Very enjoyable out and back. The higher the elevation the better the hike.
Beautiful walk in grasslands and hiking up on trails. You have an option to veer off to Gem Lake and others. To get to trail head you must pass by a confusing "No Trespassing" sign coupled with a RMNP sign on the other side of the road. Very few parking spots - no lot - so arrive early.
The Trail Head is going to get a single star only because of a lack of parking. They only allow 10-14 cars to park parallel along the dirt road and made quite the effort to put up plenty of no parking,tow away signs, and fence obstacles for about a half mile. So get there early..
Love this trail :)
It was a good trail. Wasn't able to get to the big falls as I was back packing my 2 year old and there are large rocks that need to be climbed to get to the finale!
Pretty hike. If you continue on past the falls and go up to power plant, there's a beautiful trail back there with streams and beautiful views.