4.5 miles
Distance
2,767 ft
Climb
-182 ft
Descent
02:11:15
Avg time
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Bridal Veil Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Telluride
    , Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #635
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #85135 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25312 in Trail Running
    • #5087 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking

Bridal Veil trail is a beautiful but strenuous uphill double-track into the historic Bridal Veil Basin mining area. The views are spectacular and the riding is epic. Most people have to hike-a-bike. Some do not. Traditionally it is used as the uphill connection to the Wasatch Trail for a classic Telluride Loop.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bridal Veil multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    2,584 ft
  • Altitude min
    10,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    13,005 ft
  • Altitude start
    10,420 ft
  • Altitude end
    13,005 ft
  • Grade
    10.869%
  • Grade max
    -81.896%
  • Grade min
    54.061%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    1,991 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,040 ft
  • Avg time
    02:11:15
  • Avg reverse time
    02:12:28
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on Jul 6, 2022
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      Bridal Veil Trail Reports

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      Jul 6, 2022 @ 9:21am
      Jul 6, 2022
      Challenging climb. Beautiful views and flowers. Mostly rideable but some hike a bike sections even for expert riders
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 8:25am
      Jul 31, 2021
      Wet riding but almost 98% rock so the dirt isn't impacted. Hell of a ride, we didn't get to complete the full loop because it started...
      Aug 25, 2020 @ 8:58am
      Aug 25, 2020
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      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 102 rides
      • Last: Jul 12, 2024

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