Bridal Veil Falls Trail is a 7.7 kilometer heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Telluride, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking, and ohv/off road driving and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.7 kmElevation gain417 mRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingMountain bikingohv / off road drivingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildlifeRocky
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NOTE: This trail closes seasonally due to avalanche danger. Please check the park status before heading out. 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.

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Adam Fisch
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Eddy Stein
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Jonathan Greenstein
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the actual trail to the falls is a right turn off the road and goes through the woods. the map on all trails shows the switchback route which is much longer. it cuts out much of the switchbacks. it's actually a nice hike. mainly up hill and well marked. the trail was closed for winter due to avalanche danger but we didnt see the sign until on the way out. oops! it's passable in proper winter hiking boots. didn't need snow shoes. using a hiking poll is advised especially for the hike down. took about 2 hours round trip. the falls frozen were unreal.

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Solace Sonder
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Awesome, easy hike that has breathtaking views. You'll need either snowshoes or spikes. If you are planning to go all the way up to the top, I'd bring snowshoes.

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Troy Steven
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The trail is easy to do as long as you have micro spikes or snow shoes. The frozen Falls are epic.

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Emilie Little
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Actual trail was closed for avalanche danger when we went in January, had to go up road which makes it less family friendly. Much harder with kiddos, keep that in mind for winter hiking!

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Caleb Hackett
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Andrew Sommer
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Snowshoed up the hiking trail (from the summer parking lot, follow the signs for Bridal Veil Falls Trail; NOT the road), and it was amazing! Trail was still somewhat narrow, but a totally do-able trail for people with moderate athleticism. Snowshoed all the way up to the falls, and examined the ice, which was very thick at this time. Great new trail; well marked and excited for it in many winters to come!

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Samantha Burns
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We took the trail to the base and the road back down. we did this hike with 4 kids from 18mon-5. They all managed, some areas were really tough for them. The trail is a single lane and deep snow all around over rough rocky terrain. For adults it without kids it wouldn't be too hard.

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Eric Siebenshuh
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Great hike to get some better views of Telluride. The falls were frozen over, which was really cool to see. Would like to do it in the summer too! Would recommend if visiting Telluride!

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Rachel McGuire
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Absolutely loved this scenic, family-friendly hike! I went around 6pm on a Monday and enjoyed some moments of solitude admiring Bridal Veil as well as a smaller waterfall on the way up. Highly recommend!

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C. Norwich
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Snowy and cold but doable. Waterfalls were frozen over but still very pretty! Took the trail to the base of the falls and then headed back down on the road.

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Amanda Brock
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Alex McDonald
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Chris Reyes
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Jake Wagner
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Destination worth the rough terrain. Very Rocky, very heavily trafficked. But beautiful hike.

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Kathryn Watson
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Stunning views. The primitive trail veins you by two more waterfalls.

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Philip Sorg
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There are actually two ways to do this trail. You can take the dirt road, which is easier but a little longer, or you can take the primitive trail, which is shorter, but steeper and more difficult (and more fun). I took the primitive trail up and the road down. That way I got the fun hike up and the great views coming down. The hike above the falls to the power plant is not really worth it, since you can’t go near the building. It would have been nice to go out on the deck of that building to overlook the falls, but no dice. This was a great trail though. Highly recommend!

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Trevor Mackie
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Joe Birdsong
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Perfect conditions! Ride the canoe!

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Kaylee Jo Moody
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Do yourself a favor and TAKE THE NEW TRAIL! Much better than hiking the switchbacks and you see an additional waterfall!

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Christine Antaya
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The smell.of fall in the air was magical.

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T.J. Huston
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Scenic driving

We took our Ford Raptor up the trail with no issues at all. The view was absolutely worth all the switchbacks! I would definitely recommend if you can get your wife to do Black Bear Pass.

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Dxtremist 2
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Well the area is absolutely stunning with the aspens in full color. As for the hike it was very very crowded. It’s basically a hike up a dirt road to an old historic water pumping station of sorts. Construct at that point. So at the end of this hike it’s very loud with construction just FYI. Sun was intense, so wear your sunblock. It’s a straight uphill then downhill hike. If you follow this map. Great workout.

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