• power plant at the top of Bridal Veil Falls
    • view of Telluride's box canyon from the top of Bridal Veil Falls
    • Bridal Veil Falls in the winter



Bridal Veil Falls

Tallest free falling waterfall in the state of Colorado

Bridal Veil Falls Hike Details

Distance: 1.8 miles one-way to top of the falls

Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Elevation Gain: 1,650 feet

Time: 1 hour one way

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, and explore the surrounding wilderness. A privately owned, historic power plant sits atop the falls. 


Go 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 road marked County Road. You can either stop and park at the Valley View Area Parking and continue on foot or on a bike or continue 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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East Colorado Avenue
Telluride,  Colorado  81435
United States