Bridal Veil Falls at Hanging Lake

Ouray, Colorado 81427

Bridal Veil Falls at Hanging Lake

Bridal Veil Falls (at Hanging Lake) Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The East and West Forks of Dead Horse Creek topple south into Glenwood Canyon, leaping off moss-covered rock in two bridal veil plunges at Hanging Lake. The hike is steep, but the reward is mesmerizing: an emerald pool, a tropical scene, a cliffside hidden gem at Bridal Veil Falls.

This is a popular hike, and parking is limited, but if you go early enough you’ll likely get a parking spot and perhaps even have the falls to yourself for a bit. Begin on a paved walkway along the north side of the Colorado River, and head northeast to Hanging Lake Trail. Leave the walkway and turn left up the winding trail that climbs through the canyon."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 hours
6,120 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,500 feet
Top Elevation
White River National Forest, (970) 945-2521,; Eagle–Holy Cross Ranger District, (970) 8275715
Local Contacts
DeLorme Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 35 E8; USGS Colorado Quad Map: Shoshone
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Dec 2018