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Bridal Veil Falls

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Length

4.3 Miles 6.8 Kilometers

75%

Runnable

Elevation

1,320' 402 m

Ascent

-1,319' -402 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

37%

Max Grade (20°)

10,351' 3,155 m

High

9,031' 2,753 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 11 days ago
Some Mud - Lower part of the road is rutted out at each curve - you’ll need a high clearance 4x4. Falls are still half frozen. History

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An airy route with stunning views of the Telluride Valley.

Trisha Cofield

Overview

Shortly past where the Idarado Legacy Trail ends, continue up the dirt road past the mill. Continue the climb through a series of switchbacks to the base of the falls, then continue up more switchbacks to the top of the falls.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall

Need to Know

This road is also open to vehicles so expect to share the road with cars traveling up and down the pass. Go early to avoid too much traffic.

Runner Notes

Come prepared for a leg-burning climb on a wide, dirt road. Can be hot and dusty in the summer so be sure to start early.

Description

Shortly past where the Idarado Legacy Trail ends, continue up the dirt road past the mill. It's 1.2 miles to the base of the 365-foot falls or you can continue to the top of the falls, the power plant and a vantage point of the valley below. Bridal Veil Falls is the tallest free-falling waterfall in the state of Colorado.

While you won't have much solitude on this route, you'll enjoy some stunning views of the canyon, downtown Telluride, Ingram Falls, and Bridal Veil Falls. The grade is steady, but not too steep and the dirt road is wide although a little rocky around the switchbacks.

Flora & Fauna

Aspens, willows and a variety of wildflowers.

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Jul 8, 2017
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