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Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Blue Lake - 1 member in 3 triplogs has rated this an average 4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 31 2013
Dennyforreal
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 Routes 34
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34 male
 Joined May 04 2012
 Denver, CO
Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Blue LakeWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2013
Dennyforreal
Hiking7.20 Miles 5,236 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   2 Hrs   41 Mns   2.68 mph
5,236 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
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Jul 18 2007
Grasshopper
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 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Blue LakeWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2007
Grasshopper
Hiking7.20 Miles 2,618 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   1.96 mph
2,618 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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My first time in Telluride, Colorado http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=206883 (thanks Randy for the nice ref pics!), and my first full hiking day of four planned in this beautiful section of the Uncompahgre National Forest.

I'll just ad-lib a little from my hike description of this one so I don't ramble too much :) -

This Blue Lake Trail offers an opportunity to first view Colorado's highest free-falling water fall (Bridal Veil Falls at 365ft) from bottom to top and then offers some great hiking along the upper ~3 mile section of closed to vehicle traffic CR636 hiking close to roaring, perennial Bridal Veil Creek. Prime season wildflower viewing along this hiking route is just one additional highlight. Also along this route and prior-to arriving at Blue Lake are numerous historic gold and silver mining cabins and mine areas. At the lake, an old miners cabin is situated below the steep pinnacled ridge to the east where a main mine shaft was located.

Blue Lake itself (at 12,202ft elevation) is private property (hikers are welcome) and is the domestic water supply for the Upper San Miguel Valley.

It was a great first day hiking out of expensive Telluride ;)
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Wildflowers Observation Extreme
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Jun 25 2007
rwstorm
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Bridal Veil Falls Trail to Blue LakeWest, CO
West, CO
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2007
rwstorm
Hiking7.20 Miles 2,618 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles
2,618 ft AEG
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Part of a 5 day/4 night trip with hiking friend Paul to get out of the June heat of Tucson. We set up camp at a sweet spot near Lizard Head Pass and spent the next 3 days hiking and exploring the area from Telluride to Ouray. This hike out of Telluride was just wonderful! Plenty of mining artifacts to investigate up by the lake. What's not to love about this one? :y:

Water report: plenty and everywhere.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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average hiking speed 2.32 mph

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