Four Fabulous Waterfalls Found on Telluride’s Hiking Trails

Walking across waterfall stream

Hiking on the many wonderful trails that can be found in stunning Telluride, Colorado, is always an exceptional experience that is filled with natural beauty, fresh mountain air and the company of local wildlife. However, those who choose to visit Telluride over the next several weeks can expect an even better hiking adventure because there is an abundance of runoff this spring from the snow that is melting high up in the mountains, and that means hikers will be treated to the sight of majestic waterfalls on several trails in and near Telluride. These are a few of the area waterfalls that you’ll have access to during your visit.

1. Bear Creek Falls

The Bear Creek Preserve Trail is easily one of Telluride’s most popular trails, and its easy-to-moderate status and well-marked wooded trails make it an excellent destination for people of all ages. This hike begins right in town on South Pine Street, and you should expect to hike a distance of 2.5 miles to the waterfall. It takes most people no more than an hour to reach the falls, and it’s definitely worth the trip. The 100-foot waterfall is exceptionally beautiful, and there’s plenty of room around it to sit and enjoy a picnic lunch. You’ll also be treated to some amazing views of the town of Telluride.

Bear Creek Falls sign

2. Bridal Veil Falls

Holding the distinction of being Colorado’s tallest waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls towers a full 365 feet high and sends its waters plummeting deep into the canyons below. It’s a breathtaking and dramatic sight, and you can see it for yourself by taking a pleasant hike of 1.8 miles to the falls. The hike is considered easy to moderate, and it normally takes about an hour to reach the falls. There’s plenty of wilderness to explore around the falls, and you’ll find the trail by following the signs on County Road, which is located just off of East Colorado Avenue.

Bridal Veil Falls near Telluride

3. Cornet Creek Falls

If you want to see a spectacular waterfall without the long hike, then you might want to choose Cornet Creek Falls. The entire round-trip hike is only a quarter of a mile, but you should still expect an hour-long hike because of all of the loose rocks and soil that you’ll have to walk on. This hike is considered easy to moderate, and you’ll get to see the lovely 80-foot falls when you reach your destination. Hikers are able to walk all around the falls to see it from different angles, and you’ll also enjoy views of the Telluride Ski Resort. The Jud Wiebe Trail near Telluride’s Corner Creek Bridge will take you straight to the falls.

4. Ingram Falls

This stunning waterfall is in close proximity to Bridal Veil Falls, but it’s often overlooked because of its placement. It begins in a basin that is around 2,000 feet above the town of Telluride, and the water drops some 280 feet. Ingram Falls is impressive because its waters fall in three different steps, which include a prominent 175-foot plunge. Those feeling adventurous may follow the signs from Bridal Veil Falls to Ingram Falls for a fuller day of hiking and enjoying waterfalls.

Ingram Falls trail with flowers


Plan Your Telluride Vacation Today

Make your reservations with us here at Telluride Rentals, and you may enjoy a stay in one of our luxury residences with all of the best services and amenities. You’re encouraged to make use of our personalized concierge services to help you plan the perfect day of hiking to any of these waterfalls or any other Telluride adventures that you may be interested in.

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