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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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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We had no idea when we began this hike it would be 6 hours ~ 3 up/3 down!!!! It was shady then wide open with wildflowers everywhere to beautiful waterfalls and it was unforgiving ~ quite an elevation change. When we got to the top and sat down for a quick bite we felt 'eyes on us' and looked up... More

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We hiked this trail with our kids, 13 and 8 year old. One of the best trails we had so far. It was not an easy hike, it was really challenging but the scenery is worth the trip. The trail takes you through trees, meadows, ridges and of course the falls. Parking lot is small, just for a handful of... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This hoe is not for the faint of heart but the reward is worth it. The falls are beautiful, as is the hike up. Remember that hiking down can be as challenging-take your walking sticks if you have them.

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The trail-head was relatively easy to find. We couldn't find parking right next to it, but there are two other marked lots for overflow parking which were not as packed when we went. We started this hike later in the morning and had to walk from overflow parking which wasn't bad at all. It's all uphill and at times can... More

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Tulsa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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5 attraction reviews
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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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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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