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Peaceful listening to your breath

I started this hike before the sun came up. There was fresh snow the day before and the moon was... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2018
Wonderful Falls View!

The Falls at the end of the Trail is so SPECTACULAR !!! Its a beautiful trail, very scenic, we... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2018
Houston, Texas
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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.
Vail, CO
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All reviews great hike challenging hike catch your breath experienced hikers elevation gain trekking poles beautiful waterfall parking is limited bring water miles round trip east vail sea level aspen groves rain jacket worth the effort bit challenging lots of water
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

I started this hike before the sun came up. There was fresh snow the day before and the moon was almost full. I hike quite a bit but perhaps the altitude played a role, I had to stop a couple times and just breathe. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The Falls at the end of the Trail is so SPECTACULAR !!! Its a beautiful trail, very scenic, we enjoyed the 'flowered field'. Here are some TIPS: Its a HARD trail due to some steep rock climbing around the last one third of the trail....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

I would have given this 5 stars if it was easier to get to this hike. There are only about 10 parking spots so it is unlikely you will find parking during the week. I have been on a weekend before and you can park...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michelewantstotravel
Reviewed 6 October 2018

For our first full day in Vail we tackled the Booth Falls hike. The ascent was definitely a workout – thin air was noticeable. The trail is clearly popular and many people, and dogs, were headed in both directions. The falls themselves are difficult to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Diane W
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is a difficult trail. We are in excellent shape (bicyclers, swimmers, runners), but the high altitude will take your breath away. Definitely wear good hiking boots as you will be climbing over rocks, roots and water. Parking is VERY limited.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank IKE48
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Rated moderated-difficult. I'd say more on the difficult side even for experienced hikers. Beautiful scenery. Leave early to beat the heat. Wear proper attire including hiking shoes/boots, hats for sun, etc. Lots of water, lots of breaks! So fun and challenging!

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Jamie L
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Even though we got there around 5pm and weren’t able to finish the whole hike, the 2 hours we did do was amazing. I definitely recommend to go during the fall late September early October. Especially during the sunset some of the most beautiful scenes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jonah S
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We hiked this trail with our adult kids. We went to the falls and back, and including time at the falls, we hiked it in under 3.5 hours. I would say go earlier in the morning, the trail was busier as we headed down. Some...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank xxoox
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Not very crowded if you go early. We took the free bus shuttle at 8am. Bus stop is third one from Vail. Takes maybe 6 minutes. Trail head is 2 tenths of a mile up from bus stop. Trail head only had two parking spaces...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I’m in good shape and this was a tough hike. Took us roughly 3 hrs. If you’ve got an extra three hours and Want even more challenge you can go another 1500 feet up to the lake. Next time!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janie M
7 August 2018|
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Response from escentially | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. But probably it usually snows by then
Corey L
13 June 2018|
Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
we did see a black bear in the meadow about 3/4 of the way up, but typically they are more interested in eating berries and not people
Wanda W
16 July 2017|
Response from 496juliannaj | Reviewed this property |
My husband hiked this trail last September and said in was beautiful. The leaves were turning. It can be chilly in the early morning, but usually in the 65- 70s if sun is out by noon.