Bridal Veil Falls Trail

MODERATE 93 reviews

Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,368 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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Great views along the way but the trail is really a 4x4 road so cars and bikes will be passing you along the way. The view is lovely once you reach the top but it’s more of a destination hike.

off road driving
4 months ago

Pretty quick and easy ride up to the trailhead for Bridal Veils & Blue Lake. The trail is pretty rocky and I don't think a sedan would make it but any higher clearance vehicle would be fine.

hiking
4 months ago

Video of this Hike on YouTube: TrailPerspective
https://youtu.be/hH7bUf3xQ5U

Giving this hike 1 star is REALLY low class. Come on people you are rating a nature trail, not a hotel experience.

Let me correct the 'Trail Divas' below (complaining about lack of shade...really?!) by saying that the scenery on this hike is absolutely gorgeous and this is a great hike if you do not wish to spend the whole day hiking and want to spend part of your day in Telluride.

Going early eliminates some of the crowd (and sun) and the cars driving up, but I didn't expect extreme solitude being so close to town. We did this hike to warm up for some bigger hikes later in our week long trip and this was perfect. This box canyon is absolutely breathtaking and packs almost un-obstructed scenery the entire hike.

6 months ago

We drove to the bottom of the switchbacks which is where you would need 4-wheel drive to continue up. The grade of the trail was good because of all the switchbacks. If you don’t plan on continuing your hike once you get to the top of the falls I would suggest you turn around at the lower view point. There is not anything to see at the top of the falls.

6 months ago

This “hike” is on a rocky road with cars passing, hardly any shade and is not worth the effort. Either take a 4X4 up to the falls then hike from there to Silver or Blue Lake. Or skip this and go to Bear Creek Falls which is a much more enjoyable hike.

6 months ago

Its a dirt road that leads to the falls. tue Scenery is nothing special and the Falls werent that great. Go and do Bear Creek instead. The falls there are surreal.

6 months ago

Very easy in a stock T4R. Great views!!

6 months ago

This is less a trail and more of walking up a dirt road. Falls are beautiful, but better to drive to the top and then start the hike to Blue Lake.

trail running
6 months ago

totally worth the sweat, all that incline and heat are worth it once your in the mist at the base of the falls

off road driving
7 months ago

Fairly easy going off road as long as you have the clearance. A few tight switchback but nothing crazy hard. You can get right up to the falls! It's one of the must sees in Telluride!

hiking
7 months ago

Great views along the way but the trail is really a 4x4 road so cars and bikes will be passing you along the way. The view is lovely once you reach the top but it’s more of a destination hike.

hiking
8 months ago

The hike is up a dirt road. You can drive up as far as you feel comfortable (pending on road conditions), which may make the hike shorter than what some of the reviews may say. From the main parking before the switchbacks begin, it’s about 1.8 miles one way.

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous! Still half frozen, the water looked like artwork.

hiking
9 months ago

I did this hike in late March and the snow was still heavy especially at the higher elevations. It really should be done with snowshoes this time of year. I turned around after the last switchback because the snow was too heavy and there were some signs of small, yet recent, avalanches over the trail. At least I avoided the 4x4 traffic. Stunning views.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Looks like an INCREDIBLE Nature Place to visit!!! Awesome views!

Friday, November 10, 2017

amazing place

hiking
Friday, November 03, 2017

hiking
Friday, October 20, 2017

Beautiful. Words and pictures serve no justice. Worth the hike if you are doubting yourself. Bring snacks and water.

hiking
Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cool hike up to power plant. There wasn’t much water going through the falls but a great hike. We ended up continuing our hike up to Blue lake. An amazing hike. 16 mi round trip from downtown telluride

hiking
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Started in the valley so walked the switchbacks to get to the start of the hike. Beautiful wildflowers.

Monday, September 25, 2017

each switchback gives you a bigger and better vantage point of the town and the falls. if you're planning on driving, make sure your vehicle as AWD or 4x4. it is not for low clearance cars. great views

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Stunning views but the car traffic on the road (aka hiking path) was really distracting. Tons of cars even on a Wednesday mid-morning. I will drive to the top then hike from the falls to the lakes next time.

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

Fabulous vistas and stunning views. We hiked up the main road to Bridal Veil Falls. Highly recommend
With Jim,John and Lori. Beautiful day!!

hiking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Great 1st day hike if you're a flatlander like me. Gives you a chance to acclimate to the altitude and get your climbing legs under you before you tackle some of the harder trails if that's what you plan to do. About 2.5 miles going up. Views are worth the effort.

hiking
Friday, September 08, 2017

Hiking on a gravel road (4WD cars only). There's plenty of parking spots in the morning. I hiked from the town so it was 7.2 miles. A great and easy hike. If you want to continue, you can hike to Blue Lakes.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Just a hike up a 4WD road - scenes of telluride the entire way up and the falls are really pretty. You can actually drive up to the top of the falls if you want to avoid the hike.

Ton of car traffic and hikers later in the day... be sure to get an early start.

hiking
Sunday, August 27, 2017

Great Views!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Trail is a road. Beautiful view of the falls and back down to the valley. Apparently you can hike on to Blue Lake, but not marked

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Amazing falls. Trail is also a road

hiking
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Really enjoyed this hike up to the top of bridal veil falls. Lush greenery, wildflowers, and amazing views of the falls and the valley with Telluride down below framed perfectly by the mountains and green hillsides. The reason for 4 stars is this whole hike is on a dirt/rocky road which was pretty busy with lots of cars on our way up but super quiet on the way down so depends on time of day I guess but you may be getting some car fumes at times. The falls are beautiful from bottom to top. If you're going to do only one of the in-town waterfall hikes of telluride I'd say hike to bear creek falls which is epic and drive up to bridal veil falls but both hikes are great.

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