Bridal Veil Falls at Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs, Colorado 80452

Bridal Veil Falls at Idaho Springs

Bridal Veil Falls (at Idaho Springs) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Soda Creek slips over a high cliff on the south side of I-70 and flows into Clear Creek. It’s a short hike on a paved trail from downtown Idaho Springs to the historic Charlie Tayler Waterwheel and this long, horsetail waterfall. Begin at the corner of the park, near “Old Smoke and Cinders,” a retired narrow gauge railroad train engine that was built by the Rhode Island Locomotive Works in 1886.

The paved trail leads south, along Clear Creek and under a bridge and the interstate highway. There are mine shafts visible across the creek, and in minutes you arrive at the falls. A waterwheel sits at the base, a nineteenth-century artifact once used to power a stamp mill, and a plaque at the viewing area states that its builder, gold miner Charlie Tayler, attributed his health to the fact that he “never kissed women or took baths.”"

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Trail Information

Idaho Springs
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1 hour
7,540 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,550 feet
Top Elevation
City of Idaho Springs, (303) 5674421,
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 39 C7; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Idaho Springs
Local Maps

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Dec 2018