Bridal Veil Falls


The Bridal Veil Falls day hike is a gem tucked away in the northern reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park. This twenty foot waterfall hidden away in the northern reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park makes for a great destination hike.

Elk and deer, as well as eagles and other raptors can be seen along Cow Creek trail.

This easy trail meanders by Aspen and Ponderosa trees. On your right, there are great views of the cliffs of Lumpy Ridge. A restroom is available before the trail heads off into the meadows.

Established in 1874, Cow Creek was part of McGraw Ranch and was named for the livestock that roamed the ranch. When the ranch became part of the Rocky Mountain National Park in 1988, the cattle were gone.

  • Highlights: beautiful waterfall, green meadows, wild Elk
  • Near: Estes Park, CO
  • Distance: 6 miles round trip
  • Elevation Gain/Loss: 1000 ft
  • Hike Time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty: 5/10
  • Trail Condition: well maintained trail
  • Best Season: Summer, Fall
  • GPX File Download: >>CLICK HERE<<
  • Dog Friendly: No
  • Kid Friendly: Yes

Getting to Trail head:

From Denver International Airport – Pena Bl. to I-70 (west) to I-270 (west) to I-25 (north) to CO-66 (west) to CO-7 (west) to US 36 (right) to E. Wonderland Av. (right) to MacGregor Av. (right) to Devils Gulch Rd. (right) to McGaw Ranch Rd. (left) to trail head.

Google Map Link

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Trail Route

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Trail Profile

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