Bridal Veil Falls in Telluride, Colorado was one of our must sees during our Sept/Oct 2020 road trip. We decided to drive to the top of the falls instead of hike as we would be hiking Silver Lake later that day.
Bridal Veil Falls is a 365 foot waterfall flowing off a cliff into the valley below just outside of Telluride, Colorado.
Bridal Veil Falls is located East of Telluride. To get there, drive through town and follow the road past a Mill, you will see parking on the right. You can view the bottom of the falls from here. You can also hike or bike from here as well.
Top of the Falls
If you have a 4×4 high clearance vehicle you can drive to the top of the Falls and the Power Plant building. Although the road is unimproved, it is doable if you are careful and slow.
The road is a narrow dirt road with some switch backs. As a matter of fact, this is the end of the Black Bear Pass which comes from the summit of Red Mountain Pass. Also, be very careful as vehicles have been known to go off the edge.
In addition, the road up provides fantastic views of Telluride and the valley below.
There are also pullouts where you can view Bridal Veil Falls.
We really enjoyed Bridal Veil Falls. We loved the tree colors and also could see so far. You can not drive beyond the gate so will have to park along the road. That being said, park so other cars can pass you. In addition to seeing the falls, we\ hiked to Silver Lake after our drive up, which I will post next week.
We absolutely love the town of Telluride. In fact, it is exactly how we would expect a quaint mountain town to look like. Many of the shops were closed due to Covid, but we just enjoyed walking through the town.
There is a gondola in town which we rode on to the first stop, enjoying the ride and also the fall foliage. We could have rode all the way to nearby Mountain Village, but we had restaurant reservations and didn’t want to miss them. Something for next time we visit here.
Where We Ate
We dined outdoors at Rustic Ristorante. An Italian restaurant that with excellent food and service in addition the ambiance was great. As we had not eaten at a restaurant for many days, we were very excited! (Most had been carry out, or we ate from our cooler due to Covid). We were famished and were not only able to eat our meals, but also shared a desert! The Tiramisu was the best I have ever had! I also enjoyed a glass of Prosecco. If you are in Telluride, I highly recommend this restaurant. You can check their web site here, Rustic Ristorante.
Where We Stayed
While in Telluride we stayed at The Hotel Telluride for two nights. This hotel was exceptional even with the Covid restrictions. The room was spacious and the bed was so comfortable. The staff was also very friendly, helpful and accommodating. You can check their website out here, The Hotel Telluride.
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In conclusion, we absolutely loved Telluride and can’t wait to come back! Bridal Veil Falls is definitely a must see in Telluride and in addition the 4×4 road was fun.
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