Bridalveil Fall View At Roadside Marker V10
Bridalveil Fall View at Roadside Marker V10 along the valley road is an informative place to stop. Across the Merced River, we see Bridalveil Fall plunging 620 feet. Above Bridalveil Fall is a hanging valley. A “hanging valley” is a canyon left perched high above the level of the Yosemite Valley floor… after the last glacier eroded the other portion of rock.
Before the last glacier, Yosemite Valley was once at the elevation of Bridalveil Creek. Above Bridalveil Fall is the valley of Bridalveil Creek. The glacier cut into the rock of Yosemite Valley more quickly than in tributary valleys like that of Bridalveil Valley. This difference in the glacier’s action, left Bridalveil Valley and its creek…. hanging high above the Yosemite Valley floor…once the glacial ice receded. Similar hanging valleys that result in awesome waterfalls include Yosemite, Ribbon, and Sentinel Fall.
Additionally, in the above photograph taken at V10, we see glacial debris deposited along the riverbank by Yosemite’s last glacier. Some of this glacial debris includes large rocks which were carried by the glacier approximately 18 miles from a location above Tenaya Lake.
Bridalveil Fall View at Roadside Marker V10 along the valley road is an informative place to stop. Across the Merced River, we see Bridalveil Fall plunging 620 feet from the hanging valley above. Scenic Wonders invites you to visit beautiful Yosemite. Stay in one of our family homes or condominiums. Call our reservation desk at 1-888-YOSEMITE.