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Booth Falls Trail

Vail, CO
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Ranked #6 of 30 Attractions in Vail
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen forests.
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Tulsa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was a really great hike up to the falls. We didn't go all the way to the lake but still enjoyed a challenging trail. We are not seasoned hikers but this trail was perfect for us. Plan to leave early in the morning or get a shuttle if possible. The parking lot is small and fills up very fast.... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a hard hike, no doubt about it. We hiked to the falls, but the trail continues to the lake, we had a bit of a late start, so didn't want to chance it. It is pretty much uphill to the falls, over rocky patches and a couple of little streams. Maybe this year was an exception, but the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My wife and I made it up to the lake, which was sooooo worth it. The whole trip took us about 7 hours, but that was with generous stops for photos, lunch, and exploring. It's not an easy hike and gets more difficult after the falls. I'm not sure how accurate the map is. The map states that it's 4.5... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I had been in Vale for about a day and then decided to go on this hike--the hotel staff warned us that it was the challenging hike among the ones in the area. I'm not sure if it was challenging or the altitude sickness got me--but it took WAY longer than we planned and I would say it was challenging.... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Nice hike., beautiful scenery. A little longer than I expected but that was my fault for poor prep. My athletic 7 year old and I made it to falls and back easily.

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Miami, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great hike! We were a little winded by the altitude at the beginning, but thoroughly enjoyed the changing scenery! Our kids (10, 14, 16) did great!

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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This was the perfect Rocky Mountain hike. A bit strenuous, but doable. Amazing vista views, pretty, pretty flowers everywhere, shimmering Aspens, marmots watching us from boulder perches. A 15 minute rain/hail came upon us and caught a few of us without our rain jackets, but we still had fun. No access to a pool at the bottom to play or... More

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Waco, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Overall this trail is relatively easy and wonderfully maintained. Some areas have a moderate climb, but there are plenty of places to catch your breath and take in the scenery. We didn't go past Booth Falls (to the lake) because of snow up at higher elevations. Wonderful place to hike.

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miami
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

nice 2 miles in, 2 miles out. gorgeous flowers and nice waterfall at the end. i never go further then water fall by choice.

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Oldsmar, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

For Florida hikers, this was a tough hike! It is really steep in some areas, but the scenery is beautiful. We only made it to the falls, and expected something with a little more "WOW"! Maybe all the way to to lake would have been spectacular but we ran out of steam.

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