Rocky Mountain National Park’s Bridal Veil Falls is located in a more remote area of the park. The land was once a cattle ranch and was converted to a destination dude ranch before the park service purchased the land in 1988.
From the Cow Creek trail-head it is a 3.2 mile hike to Bridal Veil Falls.
The trail meanders along the creek.
When you get 1.2 miles into the hike you can split off to go to destinations like Balanced Rock or Gem Lake. We will keep this in mind for future hikes, but for this one we kept on our original path.
It definitely feels like an old John Wayne movie out in these parts!
Until we cross over the creek and into the woods.
Wait, where did the trail go!?
I’m pretty sure this is not the 20 foot waterfall we were looking for.
But, that’s okay our little dudette was pretty tuckered out.
We will have to try this one again. In the mean time if you are interested in hiking to the falls, I recommend reading this helpful post from Rocky Mountain Hiking Trails.com. Good luck!