Booth Falls Trail

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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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Anne S
Phoenix7 contributions
This is one of our family's new favorite hikes ever. We went early (8 a.m.) and it was a quiet hike up. More crowded on the way down. Took my family of four (kids 10 and 12) about 3 hours to hike up as we stopped frequently to enjoy views, etc. One hour to hike down. Steady climb up, with a bit of scrambling near the top, but this hike could be accomplished by almost anyone if enough time and care is taken. There were no dangerous points as long as not raining and even dogs and children younger than ours were hiking it. At the top you are rewarded with a waterfall and stunning views, although the entire way is picture worthy. My kids are not avid hikers and both appreciated this hike through and through. My 12 year old son even thanked me for picking it which was highly unusual.
Written August 9, 2021
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mdr838
Chicago, IL12 contributions
Flatlanders on vacation. Did this trail with my 15yr and 13-yr old boys. Couple hrs to the falls. Couple more hours to the lake. Strenuous! The last stretch in the thin air, on tired legs and taxed lungs, is especially tough but do-able for those in good shape. Obviously bring plenty of water. Great views, nothing perilous, and even some wildlife up high in the form of marmots and friendly mountain goats...part of the pay-off for reaching the top of the trail.
Written September 20, 2020
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Liz H
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I can see why this is the #1 hike in the Vail area. The falls at the top definitely lived up to the hype. We did many hikes our week in Vail and this was our favorite. We left the trailhead at 7:15am which was the perfect time. You also want to go early so you can get a place to park at the trailhead. Even at that time the lot was already half full (perhaps overnight campers). We only passed one other couple on the way up at that hour and didn't see anyone else until we got to the top. The trail winds through a wide variety of topography...an open meadow, a dark piney forest and a grove of aspens. The falls at the top are really fantastic. Parts of the trail are quite steep and rocky, we each used a telescoping pole and we were very glad we had brought them. If you are a flat lander you better be in pretty good cardio shape to do this hike. We were fine but its not a novice trail. By the time we started our hike back as expected there were LOTS more folks on the trail so we wore our masks most of they way down. Many on the trail also had masks and most were respectful of trying to maintain distance by stepping aside to let groups pass etc. Once again.....go early and you will love it!
Written July 12, 2020
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SaltyKansan
Kansas1,346 contributions
Couples
Parking has about 20 total spots at the trailhead. We arrived at 6:45 AM on Saturday and chose from only four left.
The trip is typical beautiful Colorado, with tons of Aspen and wildflowers. The falls are worth the walk! Peaceful and uncrowded hiking most of the day all the way to the lake up top, but on the way down it was packed near the falls around noon, as was the trail on the bottom half return.
Written July 18, 2020
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stijntailly
Waregem, Belgium312 contributions
A very popular trail near swanky Vail, so obviously the one I decided upon if you get to do just one hike in the area. It's a tough 2-mile climb to the falls, but the trail continues past the namesake waterfalls if you wish to go further. You can take a little breather near the stream where it plunges down to form the falls. The mountainsides are dotted with beautiful aspens, making this one particularly spectacular in fall. I suppose you could perform this hike in a tight two hours, but count on three hours to do it comfortably. Being a very popular hike, with its trailhead near Vail and near the Interstate running along it (there is some noise pollution from it), parking is very, very hard to come by (we were lucky somebody left when we got there). If you have enough time, I would probably recommend the (free?) shuttle service the town of Vail offers.
Written March 21, 2020
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Scoop70
Sugar Grove, IL182 contributions
Family
This hike is not for out of shape people or people who suffer from any leg or hip issues. It took us just under 2 hrs to get to the water fall , which was awesome ( the lake is another mile and and half further- we did not do ) Beautiful country along the hike. People were so friendly and very courteous on the trails when passing by or you having people pass by you. Us flat landers were very proud of our accomplishment! You don’t realize what you just did until on your way back down. Take a backpack with waters and snacks. I saw some that had packed sandwiches. Have fun and do it !
Written August 5, 2020
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J F
California12 contributions
Gorgeous canyon with beautiful wild flowers in the summer, a stunning waterfall to spread out and enjoy, and tons of green trees. Really a beautiful trail worth doing in Vail. It can be a bit steep right at the start and not recommended with dogs since it is narrow.
Written August 21, 2020
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kn56
Minneapolis, MN216 contributions
We didn't make it all the way to the falls, but the trail is beautiful. The trail is well maintained. It is fairly steep though and for us we didn't want to push things with only being at altitude for one day. I wish we could have made it to the falls!
Written August 16, 2021
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GMBG
Brooklyn, NY472 contributions
Couples
This is a beautiful trail with several challenging sections. At start, there is a steep climb for first mile. Then it gets easier with wonderful vistas to enjoy. Towards the top it gets very challenging again - in late May there were many treacherous areas of ice and snow and mud. We are a couple in our early 60’s that work out vigorously everyday and in great shape, but this was hard at times. Once we got to falls, we turned around and the rains started. Coming down in the rain with all trails reduced to mud became even more challenging. It took us 2 3/4 hours to get to Falls and 2 hours to come down. But it was worth it.
Written May 17, 2021
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jomurray3
Arlington, VA4 contributions
With all the wonderful hikes to experience in Vail I found this to be the most disappointing based on the reviews. You have to take a shuttle to the trailhead but the bus lets you off a quarter mile from the trailhead. You walk through a neighborhood to enter the trail and listen to road noise for the first half of the trail. The trail is steep and rocky. The falls is underwhelming. I don’t see what the fuss is about. Go hike somewhere else. Not worth the time and energy.
Written July 14, 2022
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