Bridal Veil Falls

HPIM0049I’ve been a lot of places in the rockies but I’ve never seen anything quite like the Bridal Veil Falls at Telluride. The falls are pretty spectacular, but its the power station that sits at the top of them that is just way out crazy wild.

The power station was built around the end of the 19th century to provide power up to the mines above the falls. It was taken over more recently and turned into a single family home. The guy who owns it runs a little power station out of it. I can’t imagine a more wild place to live.

We started our hike up the Wasatch trail from the power station and got up to about 11,000 feet. We were almost up to the saddle where we were going to drop down into the Bear Creek trail and head back down to Telluride.

HPIM0063But then the weather came in so fast you can’t imagine. One minute, it was clear blue skies and the next minute we knew we were going to get wet.

We decided to head back down to make sure we didn’t get hit by lightning. We didn’t really get that wet heading back down because it was sleeting instead of raining. That’s how high we were.

It stopped sleeting about 1/3 of the way down. And sure enough, it got nice again pretty quick. I guess that’s the way it is in the Rockies in the summer.

Anyway, its a great hike and if you are in Telluride and in shape for some mountain hiking, I recommend the Bridal Veil Falls to Bear Creek Trail hike.