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.

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jutta scarry (702)

18 Completed26 Reviews


Jennifer Jones (138)

20 Completed3 Reviews

Beautiful aspens every where. Awesome fall hike!!

Jesse Imbler (76)

5 Completed4 Reviews

Caitlin Bullock (58)

3 Completed1 Reviews

The hike to the lake is a much better hike with incredible views and wildlife. We saw big horned sheep and elk. As stated before its about a 10 mile hike and a great workout. We will definitely do it again but with some camping gear to stay at the lake to enjoy it longer :)

Tim Jakicic (494)

9 Completed9 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.

Robert Kanterman (182)

6 Completed6 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.

Geoff Burgess (99)

14 Completed1 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!

Jennifer McCluskey (56)

1 Completed1 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.

Kristy Knowles (475)

6 Completed3 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.

Brian Maxson (171)

6 Completed5 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.