Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bridal Veil Falls



Date Placed: August 2, 2009
Letterbox: Traditional
Carver: GreenJello
Planters: GreenJello and Teancum
Location: Bridal Veil Falls, Provo Canyon, Utah, Utah
Status: Active


Bridal Veil Falls is a double waterfall, over 600 total feet in height. It is an easy access waterfall, with no hiking required to enjoy its impressive beauty.

Directions: From I-15, take the Orem 800 North exit (#272). Head east off the exit. Follow 800 North until you're almost to the mountains; take the left lane when the road splits to head up Provo Canyon. Follow the signs to Bridal Veil Falls/Nunn's Park. There is a parking lot just off the exit to your right. You may park there and walk down the trail to the falls, or continue down the road straight ahead for the parking lot at the base of the falls.

After parking, find the bridge that crosses the Provo River (it will be on the southeast side of the parking lot). You will see a sign on a rock that says: "Utah Valley Rotary Club's Legacy Bridge Project". Cross over the bridge and go to the far side of the paved walkway. (If you're taking the walk from the first parking area to get to the falls, walk east through the picnic area, past the falls and the remains of the tram buildings, where you will see the bridge.)

Head east along the path for about 100 steps. Look to your right-- you will see a trail through the trees leading to a wooden pen. At the edge of the pen, there is a boulder. Under the rock edge nearest the gate, move a smaller rock to find the letterbox hidden underneath.

Notes: I highly recommend taking the walk from the first parking area. It is lined by trees and makes for a beautiful short walk.


6 comments:

  1. We found your letterbox on Wednesday, August 5th. It was our first and was a perfect introduction to letterboxing. Thanks!

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  2. This is the first letterbox my girls (4, 6) and a visiting friend from NZ found. They LOVED it! Such a great location. Thanks!

    Trail is easier to spot if you walk past (east) then back (west).

    -Matteson

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  3. Went to this letterbox and our kids had so much fun playing by the falls. Thanks! This makes our summer so adventureous and fun. We added a little hitchiker to the box for someone to pass along. Enjoy!

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  4. My friends and I found this box a few weeks ago. Thanks for a great letterboxing day!

    http://skoticus.blogspot.com/2011/07/letterboxing-adventures.html

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  5. This was my first letterbox! I found it yesterday and it was such a great time.

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  6. Thanks for this great letterbox. It was my first! I tried one closer to home through the geocaching website, but that cache wasn't nearly what I thought letterboxing should be like. I'm glad to know that there are still great letterboxes like yours out there in this area for me to enjoy as I begin this new hobby.

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