Bridal Veil Falls Power Trailhead


Range: San Juan Mountains

Driving Directions

From the town of Telluride, drive east on the paved road and follow the signs for Bridal Veil Falls. Follow the road for 1.6 miles to the first switchback on the now dirt road. There is a sign saying that the road is 4wd and a high clearance road, but any car with 4wd can make it. The road is not a high clearance road. Follow the steep road from the switchback for 2.2 miles past Bridal Veil Falls to a gate at the top of the road. Stay right at an intersection at the top of the road and park along the road.

Winter Access

You can drive to the first switchback with no problem, and then take care if you drive farther up the road.
Status Updates 
Posted By: TallGrass
Info: Road is fine for 4WD or AWD vehicles with decent clearance. Some were making 3-point turns at the switchbacks. Parking is sparse with only about three spaces by the mine switchback for the Via Ferrata unless you tandem park and a few by the power plant (don‘t block the gate or road). As it‘s one-way from the power plant on up, simply don‘t drive up anything you don‘t want to drive down.
Posted By: jaquetcj
Info: This is a 4wd road. If you hate your passenger car, then give it a shot
Still dry, for now
Posted By: susanjoypaul
Info: The road is dry up to and past the gate. This is a 4WD road requiring high clearance.

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