Snowshoeing/Microspikes - Bridal Veil Falls / Upper Falls 2/2/21

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

Two beautiful ice waterfalls in one hike!

Drive: I-15, 800 S Orem, Provo Cyn, Bridal Veil Falls exit - gate to the parking lot is closed,

but you can park on the side of the road. The road to Upper Falls is also gated in the

winter.

Map to Bridal Veil Falls


Permits: None


Activities:

Hike Bridal Veil Falls - 1.4 miles round trip to waterfall, trail is icy or snowy, paved and

flat to base of falls. There is a trail about 20 ft past the bridge over the stream

coming from the falls that leads to the base of the falls, but is icy in the winter and

ICE-FALL CAN BE DEADLY.

Hike Upper Falls - 3 miles total with this extension. Continue up the paved road until

you see the Upper Falls parking area on your left and a bridge. 0.6 miles round trip

to the falls from this point. There are TWO TRAILHEADS:

1) straight up trail - starts at large cement blocks covered with graffiti just

south of the bridge on the south side of the paved trail.

2) switchback trail - about 100 ft further up the paved trail from the cement

blocks, is the regular trail marked by a small trail marker on the south side

of the paved trail. Trail is on the right. Follow the few pink flagging markers

on the trees to make your way up the switchbacks and up the ravine to the

falls.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/utah/bridal-veil-falls-and-upper-falls


Gear: Yak tracks/Spikes/crampons, Snowshoes/poles (weather dependent), gaiters

(optional - can rent), (NO COTTON) thermal top and bottom, wool socks or just not

cotton socks, snow pants, long sleeve fleece, light waterproof jacket, gloves, hat,

sunglasses, sunscreen, camelback or regular back pack (with space remaining to shove

clothes in when you get too warm), 1 Liters water, 3-4 snacks, WATERPROOF boots or

non-waterproof boots/shoes and also rent "overshoes".

Rentals - Crampons: $8 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Snowshoes: $10 (UVU- includes poles and overboots or $8 only snowshoes);

$10 (BYU Outdoors Unltd); $10 (Out N’ Back in Orem)

Overshoes: $4 (UVU Outdoor Adventure); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Poles: $4 (Out N Back); $5 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Gaiters (cover ankles from getting snow): $3 (BYU Outdoors Unltd)

Sample Itinerary: 3 miles total

2 pm - Hike Bridal Veil Falls from parking lot (15-20 min)

2:30 pm - Hike to Trailhead of Upper falls along paved trail (15 min)

3:15-3:30 pm - Upper Falls (30 min)

4:15-4:30 pm - Return to Bridal Veil Falls parking lot


Bridal Veil Falls



Upper Falls