Here comes the Bride
Hikers now have their own route to Telluride’s iconic Bridal Veil Falls. This week, San Miguel County announced it had opened the new Bridal Veil Trail for public use. Located entirely on county property, the new half-mile trail is a safety improvement over the old one, which used to follow a county road frequented by motorists. It also creates a more direct route to the scenic waterfall.
Town of Telluride Program Director Lance McDonald said the new trail shortens the distance for pedestrians by half. “The goal of the trail is to provide a safer and more interesting route for pedestrians to reach the bottom of the falls,” he said. “We hope that this will be the start of additional trails in the area.”
The trail was built in partnership with the county and the Town of Telluride and built by workers from the Southwest Conservation Corps. The Town of Telluride paid the cost of environmental studies and building the trail; maintenance will be performed by San Miguel County.