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Booth Falls Trail

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Address: Vail, CO
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Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied...

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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Challenging hike surrounded by hundreds of aspens

This is a relentlessly uphill climb, 900 feet in the first 50 minutes but very doable and worth the effort. Nice mix of sunshine and shades tree cover. This would be unbelievable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a relentlessly uphill climb, 900 feet in the first 50 minutes but very doable and worth the effort. Nice mix of sunshine and shades tree cover. This would be unbelievable during fall colors. So close to Vail; very easy to get to the trailhead off I70.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Get here early if you want a parking place. Close to town and easy to find trailhead. You will get your exercise on this one. Take a lunch to enjoy at the picturesque falls. You will have plenty of company on the trail.

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Alpine, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We took this hike in late September. There were minimal windflowers, but the aspens were an intense yellow-gold thru much of the hike. I arrived about 8:15 on a Sunday morning and had no trouble finding a parking space. Fifteen minutes later and it would have been a problem. The first mile or so was a pretty good uphill climb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Easy to get to the trail head from Vail. Very limited parking. The first part of the trail goes up steeply but it is worth it.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Limited parking can be expected on weekends. However, during the week, when school is in session, get there early. As we were parking we saw two students arriving their car and then walk down to the school. This should not be allowed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

If you love to hike you'll love this trail. Many others will likely join you on a weekend. Midweek - it is not crowded. About 2.5 miles to the Booth Creek falls. Another 2.5 or so to Booth Lake. Pretty good elevation gain - so be prepared. The hike can get hot. If you are early in the morning -... More 

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Tyler, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Great way to spend the day. We meandered are way up the mountain. Not only did it give us time to take in the sights but catch our breath and take lots of pictures! This is a must do if your in the area. Pack a lunch and take your time. There is no need to rush this experience. The... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you are looking for a tough hike with all the views-waterfall, cliffs, panoramic, fields, lake-then you will love this hike. I would definitely recommend going all the way to the lake (about 8 mile round trip) as you see beautiful views as you hike through the mountain range. It is a strenuous hike at the altitude, but if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great hike and nice way to get some exercise. May be crowded, initially a little steep but well worth the effort. Great views back towards East Vail. Nice when the leaves are changing.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Farther and harder then the traip map suggests, but the view at the to and Booth Lake are spectacular!

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