Bridal Veil Falls Via Lumpy Ridge Trails

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Bridal Veil Falls Via Lumpy Ridge Trails is a 12.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Estes Park, Colorado that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
12.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3149 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

hiking

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
15 days ago

Very good trail, but somewhat overdone with improvements.

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17 days ago

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21 days ago

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

This is a nice challenging trail. Since it starts outside of the park, it was much less crowded than other trails in the park. Pretty views, although not as spectacular as some of the other Rocky Mountain park trails. I thought the falls was a little underwhelming. I did enjoy the up and down and variety of this trail. We had lots of sun and were quite exposed towards the end, so it became a bit hot. We also encountered an Elk which was pretty cool/a bit scary!

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

3 months ago

If you don't have a lot of time at RMNP then skip this, a lot more hikes in the park worth the time and effort

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

We skipped the falls and went to balanced rock instead. it's a long loop, but is very beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike with a variety of thing to see. Not many people on the trail other then from Gem lake down to the lot which is full of people.

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

4 months ago

We did this on Saturday 6/10. We woke up late and didn't get to the park until around 8/8:30am. The parking lot was full so we parked about 0.5 miles from the trailhead on the side of the road. If you go on a weekend get there early to beat the Gem Lake hikers. Once you pass a very crowded and very small Gem Lake you won't see many people on the trail until you get to the Cow Creek trail. It was crowded at Bridal Veil Falls (which is also a very small area). There was a wedding that was ending as we got there. Some people had problems on the rocks leading to the falls but the trail is decently marked and it's not too long until you are there. Make sure to bring lots of water and sunscreen given the lack of tree cover on this hike. Some hikers spotted a brown bear right off trail but we only saw friendly chipmunks. I found it to be more moderate than hard. You go up and down hill versus all up and all down so that made it challenging on the last half of the hike. Very beautiful views along the way.

4 months ago

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Started the hike on 5/28 at 9:15 am from Lumpy Ridge TH, clockwise route. Trail was snow free and the small parking lot was about half full.

This was a nice hike with many different features, which is the reason for 5 stars. Heading into Mcgregor Ranch we saw a couple bull elk on the trail. Had to wait awhile for them to move. The open meadows and the view of Longs Peak were good. On the way to Bridal Falls we followed the creek through many Aspen groves. Saw a turkey at Bridal Falls intersection. Bridal Falls was great - very powerful this time of year. Great spot for lunch. We then proceeded to Gem Lake. Didn't see anyone on the uphill stretch to a nice gem of a lake. It was super crowed though, and we left after being swarmed by brazen chipmunks.

Solid, long day hike with mountain views, some wild life, open meadows, forest, a creek, waterfall, and a very unique lake.

LEAVE NO TRACE. ENJOY.

5 months ago

5 months ago

So much fun- lots of steps back up to return to gem lake and trailhead but totally worth it.