when planning the trip - we thought bridal veil falls was to be our 'big hike' on vacation. Other adventures were only a mile or 3 - this one was 5. I was gung-ho ready to hike up a country path over the mountain to see an awesome waterfall. That was; until I read Trip Advisor reviews. The 'hike' is actually just a basic 4x4 dirt road up the side of the mountain.
I don't hike with cars. I don't want to walk up an ugly, dirt road with cars driving by, flinging rocks and exhaust at me.
So - we took our 'aggressively driven passenger vehicle' all the way to the top of the road, which is LITERALLY at the gorgeous bottom of Bridal Veil Falls.
haha I said gorgeous bottom.
|telluride - gorgeous, tiny mountain town with no stop lights.|
They do however, have a free gondola ride that takes you to the mountain village - 10,500 ft elevation. I made Gary take me up to 'mountain village' for the first time specifically because it housed the only Starbucks for hundreds of miles. The next 10 rides on the gondola were for dinner, drinks, laughs, pictures, live FB feeds, sunsets and makeout sessions at 10,000+ feet. go ahead - judge me, I don't care.
|sunset from the gondola|