We made a quick stop for a photo op while out on a several day motorcycle ride at Bridal Veil Falls in Utah. It is located off of US189 in the South end of Provo Canyon.
The Bridal Veil Falls Legend goes:
“Many moons ago, an Indian named Norita and a brave from a rival tribe, named Grey Eagle met and fell in love. They planned to meet near a streamlet high on the mountainside and elope to a land far away from both their tribes. On that fateful night, instead of her lover, Norita was confronted by braves from her own tribe. Fearing her lover had been destroyed she leaped from the high ledges.
Mother Nature was touched by her wild beauty, and she caught up Norita’s streaming tresses and made from them a Bridal Veil of falling water. From her flowing gown an alter was formed on the face of the mountain. Then her spirit was sent out as a mist, causing a green carpet to spread over the mountainside.
The intruders fled while her saddened lover stood and gazed down at the strange yet beautiful transformation. His grief was more than he could bear, so out of compassion for his sorrow, Mother Nature molded his massive frames into the mountain and stretched his mighty shoulders high into the heavens like silent sentinels to guard over his loved one. His cries of anguish were softened into love calls to whisper forever.”
It was beautiful and breathtaking and in a really neat valley which made for a great motorcycle ride. It was a wonderful choice my husband had made to stay off of the regular quicker routes on our trip to/from Nevada & Montana so that we could experience and see more of our beautiful countryside despite adding more miles and travel days to our trip (2,540 miles from start to finish).
It is a great spot to stop and stretch the legs for a few or to even have a picnic down below at the falls. If it hadn’t had been for the weather rolling in we would have ventured and walked the path and got close up, maybe next time. I am now totally in love with staying off the beaten path on two wheels unless it cannot be avoided. I cannot wait for our next adventure. I hope you enjoyed a little from one of our trips.