Hike to Bridal Veil Falls
Colorado › Cow Creek Trailhead
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Hike through meadows and forest in Rocky Mountain National Park. A short scramble towards the end takes you to the falls.
This 20-ft waterfall is accessible via Cow Creek Trail, which starts out through a meadow where elk are sometimes seen. The trail then heads into the forest, followed by a short scramble before the falls. Wildflowers add extra appeal to this scenic trail in the spring and summer.
Photo Credit: Steve Rapport
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My friends and I made our way to bridal Veil Fall's yesterday it was a beautiful hike that took you through meadows, forests, and then climbing up a rocky area that was quite fun! In the very beginning of the hike we saw two female elk grazing in the meadow and had a snake cross the trail right in front of us! The 3.2 mile trek to the falls is highly worth it and as an added bonus we followed a path that took us above the Bridal Veil falls and gave us a few of other falls as well as an amazing view of the surrounding mountains! We started out later in the day and didn't have enough time to hit Gem Lake or Balanced rock which we wish we would have!
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