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Bridal Veil Trail #636

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Explore historic mining remnants and earn some wildflower views!


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4.9

Miles

7.9

KM

Doubletrack

12,998' 3,962 m

High

10,361' 3,158 m

Low

2,648' 807 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The Bridal Veil Trail starts at the road closure gate and proceeds south on an old mining road past the privately-owned powerhouse. Visitors are asked to stay on the trail and respect private property.

As trail users ascend into the Basin, there will be opportunities to take side roads/trails to Silver Lake and Blue Lake. At about mile 3.5, the trail passes within view of the Lewis Mill and Lewis Lake. The Mill, recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a 5-story structure that served as a 60-ton capacity ore concentration facility in the early 1900's. The structure is owned by San Miguel County who reroofed the mill building in 2006.

At its terminus, the trail intersects with the Wasatch Trail #508 and the Blixt Trail #508.1A.

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Tom Robson

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  4.0 from 1 vote

#11

in Telluride

#10796

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in Colorado

#10,796

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Looking back at the steep switchbacks after the tallest falls.  This is where the going gets tough.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
View of the Telluride Box canyon with the Power Plant above Bridal Veil Falls in the Foreground.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
In the alpine zone.  Turn RIGHT here.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Bear Creek Trail sign in front of the snowfield, turn RIGHT here, head up and right around the corniced snowfield.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Close to the junction for Blue Lake where you go RIGHT.
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO
Leaving the Power Plant
Aug 4, 2015 near Telluride, CO

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