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Booth Falls Trail

Vail, CO
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Ranked #11 of 54 Activities in Vail
Type: Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Owner 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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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

If you're not used to the elevation get ready for a normally easy 2 miles hike to the waterfall to make you winded. Beautiful views. Nice trail.

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Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This hike is easy to access off the East-Vail exit. It is only a 6 hour hike of you move slowly. If you hike on the regular or semi-regular you are fine with slotting 3 or 4 hours, we usually do it in 2 1/2 & the wife was 7 1/2 months pregnant last time. The incline is decently steep... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Awesome views! Amazing beauty. The big waterfall was a bit hard to see, just because how it is in the gorge, but it was still pretty and worth the hike.

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Houston, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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