Booth Falls

#2 of 315 trails in White River National Forest

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Booth Falls is a 4.6 mile out and back trail located near Vail, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from June until August. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

There are only a few parking spots at the trailhead, otherwise you can park at the Vail Mountain School parking lot just below and walk up.

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9 Completed 9 Reviews

Pretty hike. To the falls wasn't bad. If looking for more of a challenge keep hiking up to the lake (approx 10 mi total round trip). Though the falls are impressive, the views on the way to the lake are truly stunning and quite peaceful. Like I said though, it's a challenge with almost a 3000ft elevation gain from trailhead to lake. Tons of Marmots in the rocky areas and up by the lake. Not a hard trail to find in the vail area.

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

If you are in the Vail area and looking for a day hike, this is probably the best choice nearby. It is a gentle uphill hike to a waterfall, well marked and not especially difficult. Beyond the falls, the trail to the lake is somewhat tough to find.

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14 Completed 1 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful hike. Really it's two destinations; Booth Creek Falls, which is about about 2 miles up, and Booth Lake, which is 4.6 miles up. Most people on the hike today stopped at the falls, and they missed out. We pretty much had the trail to ourselves beyond the falls, which winded through open meadows of windflowers, stands of conifers, a few challenging grades, over snow still hanging on into July, past numerous marmots, and finally to a breath taking lake still partially covered with ice. It was a steady climb most of the way, but the views back down into the valley were amazing, and you can see the east side of the ski resort too. There was a decent amount of snow melt on the upper third of the trail so watch out for mud. Enjoy!

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome hike! Around every corner were different breathtaking views! Next time we'd like to hike to the lakes. We hiked around summer solstice... Perfect time of year ! This hike would be incredible during the fall as well.

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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Absolutely breathtaking trail. Definitely strenuous in areas but every step is worth it. It is a magical wonderland in the summer and fall months. Hit it at the right time late September, early October and prepare to be amazed.

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

It was a super silly adventure time. I was with my three bestest friends in the whole wide world. Jimmy had to hold my hand at the end but that's to be expected. Yolo only once.

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6 Completed 6 Reviews

I hiked this in the peak of the color change 2012-----it was raining aspen leaves---just magical! but i was very inexperienced and wore very stylish flat keds. lost my footing a few times on the way down!!! dumb, i know. it gets high------10k plus----stair stepping path sometimes---no real scrambling---lots of dogs and kids and fun.

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9 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome hike. Hiked up to the lake. Pretty rough towards the end but definitely worth it. Gps was 9.2 miles round trip. Took me 5 hours. Lots of scenic views.

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7 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice hike with a group. I was a little steep in spots but not too bad. I actually climbed down to the creek area to get pictures and got as close as possible to the fall to try and get pictures over the fall. Hopefully I can go back again sometime and take some more people.

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7 Completed 6 Reviews

Beautiful hike. Lot's of wild flowers. The Rockies all around you. I gave it a 4 and not a 5 for 3 reasons:
1. too close to Vail, can here I-70 at the beginning of the hike
2. heavy usage
3. waterfalls are not too impressive
However, still worth it! Takes 2-3 hours with breaks for food/picture taking , good work out on the way there.

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