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Bridal Veil Falls, Utah

Central Wasatch Mountains, Utah

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  • The first view of Bridal Veil Falls from the lower parking area. - Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • The view of the falls from below.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • Path to the upper parking area.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • Bridal Veil Falls, Provo Valley.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • The upper section of Bridal Veil Falls.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • Bridal Veil Falls.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • Bridal Veil Falls.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • Bridal Veil Falls.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
  • A few picnic tables in the park near the falls.- Bridal Veil Falls, Utah
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easily accessible. Beautiful waterfall.
Cons: 
Can be crowded.
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Region:
Central Wasatch Mountains, UT
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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Located just off the highway in Provo Canyon is 607-foot Bridal Veil Falls, a double cascade waterfall. The short trail to the falls is open year round and is ADA accessible. Snow may make the trail a bit harder to navigate in the winter months, but avid climbers make the trek to the falls for ice climbing opportunities. 

Though the falls is a sight to see, there's a lot of history surrounding the falls. Bridal Veil Resort used to be a popular destination for families. In its prime the resort included a gift shop, a petting zoo, an aerial tram house, a caboose snack shop and a lodge perched on the cliff. Some of these remains can be seen in the parking lot and atop the cliff from which the falls plummets. Eagle's Nest Lodge, originally constructed in 1967, sat at the edge of the cliff at the top of the falls. The lodge included a restaurant and dance hall, and in 1976 it became a special event center. Though it endured the weather for years, the lodge was destroyed by a massive avalanche in 1996.

The aerial tram at Bridal Veil Falls Resort opened in 1961 and was said to be the steepest aerial tram in the world. The original tram carried six passengers 600 vertical feet and 1,753 total feet to the top of the falls. The tram was destroyed in the same avalanche that took out the lodge in 1996. In 2008 there was a large fire that burned any wood remains of the old restaurant and tram house at the top. You can still see parts of the tram house from the parking lot and at the top of the falls.

If you follow the paved trail from the waterfall you'll wind your way along the Provo River to Bridal Veil Park. Here you'll find a number of picnic tables and room to relax in the grass.

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