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Bridal Veil Falls

Tallest Free-Falling Waterfall in Colorado

The spectacular Bridal Veil Falls are the tallest free-falling falls in Colorado. At 365 feet in height, these falls entice visitors and adventurers from all over the world to hike, bike, four-wheel drive, ice climb, and explore the surrounding wilderness. A privately owned, historic power plant sits atop the falls. 

Distance: 1.8 miles one-way to top of the falls
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,650 feet|
Time: 1 hour one way


Drive east through the town of Telluride along Colorado Avenue toward the east side of the box canyon. Continue past the Pandora Mill site on your left and follow the gravel road up switchbacks to the top of the Falls. Alternatively, stop and park at the Valley View Area Parking and continue on foot or on a bike up the dirt road, following the switchbacks, to the falls. High clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicles are recommended. No vehicles are permitted beyond the top of the falls, but you may park and continue on foot. The gate just before the power plant is the trailhead heading into the Bridal Veil Basin. 

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