Hike to Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride

Pandora Mill Parking, Telluride, Colorado, United States

  • Activities:

    Photography, Running, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Intermediate

  • Season:

    Summer

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    2.4 Miles

  • Elevation Gain:

    850 Feet

Dog Friendly
Scenic
Waterfall

Hike to the tallest free-falling waterfall in Colorado at a stunning 365 ft in length.

Park at the Pandora Mill just east of Telluride and lace up your footwear of choice. At 1.2 miles to the base of the falls with 850 feet of gain, this can make for a great thigh burning hike or run. The trail is a gravel road that eventually passes a gate to further trails up the Bridal Veil Basin.

Photographing this falls can be extremely difficult at the base due to the heavy mist and the best angles are along the road. The power plant at the top of the falls is private and not open for visitors.

Pack List

  • Hiking or Running Shoes
  • Rain Jacket
  • Camera + Wide Angle Lens + Tripod
  • Picnic Lunch
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This hike was a must in Telluride and the Falls were amazing

5 months ago
5 months ago

The waterfall feels absolutely gigantic in person. The house on the top is a unique addition that is unlike anything I've ever seen before. If in Telluride, this is a must!

7 months ago
7 months ago

Very popular tourist destination in the summer. Definitely an awesome place, but enjoyed climbing right over on the Pipeline Wall more because there were less people.

11 months ago
11 months ago

Our pup loved this hike. It has decent elevation gain and creeks flowing down the mountain as you hike up are also awesome! I will definitely be back.

almost 2 years ago
almost 2 years ago

Jason Hatfield Explorer

Adventure and travel photographer based out of Denver, Colorado. I teach photography workshops and offer private guiding around the west. More at jasonjhatfield.com

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