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Bridal Veil Falls

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Currently closed due to avalanche.

In January 2023 a massive natural avalanche fell at Bridal Veil Falls. Here are a few photos driving by in the canyon shortly after the avalanche and then a few in June when the snow and debris is still there. I saw people climbing on the debris and it isn’t safe. The snow could collapse and you could plunge into the raging Provo River.

Bridal Veil Falls is a very popular waterfall in Provo Canyon. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in Utah at 607 feet high!

Bridal Veil Falls is beautiful all year round. Here is a fall photo. The leaves change in mid-September and last 3-4 weeks.

Here is a photo from winter.

Bridal Veil Falls

Bridal Veil Falls is visible from the main highway heading through Provo Canyon. There is also a road that turns off the freeway and heads to the falls. It also goes to Bridesmaid Falls and Upper Falls. The road also goes under the highway to Nunn’s Park, where you park to hike Lost Creek Falls. Here is a view from Bridal Veil Falls looking across the canyon into Lost Creek Canyon.

If you continue up the road from Bridal Veil Falls another .07 of a mile, you will reach Upper Falls Park where you can hike to Upper Falls. For Bridal Veil Falls, you can either park at the lower parking and walk or ride bikes up the paved walkway to the falls or drive the parking directly at the falls. These are some photos of the pathway. It is great if you need it accessible for wheelchairs or strollers.

The popularity of this trail is a downside. There are dozens of people on summer weekends and I’ve even seen people selling snow cones and such because there are crowds enough to make it lucrative.

In the early morning or winter you are much more likely to have it to yourself.

Stats: Distance – 0 or 1.4 miles there and back
Approximate hiking time – 1-2 hours
Elevation gain – 0 or 114 feet
Difficulty – Easy
Trail – Paved pathway
Bathrooms – At Trailhead
Seasons to hike – April – November (hike with micro-spikes in winter)
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

Bridal Veil to Upper Falls

Stats: Distance – 3.0 miles there and back
Approximate hiking time – 1-3 hours
Elevation gain – 528 feet
Difficulty – Moderate/Difficult
Trail – Paved, then well maintained trail of dirt and rocks
Bathrooms – At Trailhead
Seasons to hike – April-November
Permits needed – None
Pets allowed – Yes

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We have so much beauty in Utah to explore! I love hiking and photography and can help you find your next favorite hike! All photos were taken by me!

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