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Lovely and adventurous

Beautiful trek through aspen groves and conifers, some rocky areas. Definitely a climb. Fall... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
Emilie G
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Uphill

This is an immediate steady climb for the first mile, with rocks to add to the challenge! There are... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
LUchicago
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Chicago
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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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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trek through aspen groves and conifers, some rocky areas. Definitely a climb. Fall refreshing, able to wander down. Arrive early for parking (which is minimal) or take vail shuttle.

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an immediate steady climb for the first mile, with rocks to add to the challenge! There are moments of more gradual challenges, but it is uphill all the way to the Booth Falls. Once the falls can be heard off to the left,...More

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great time and the leaves had started to turn so it was absolutely beautiful. Being from the hill country in TX and in okay shape I didn't expect this little hike to be that hard. This was marked as a moderate hike....More

1  Thank KB-TTU
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

Beautiful hike but there are plenty of other gorgeous hikes in the Vail Valley. This one has a lot of uphill, parking can be a challenge and the trail gets a lot of use. If you want a hike with fewer people on the trail...More

2  Thank mountainmom5
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Once you get up there, it's pretty nice. But it's like climbing stairs for an hour! Be prepared for nothing but up. I don't think it's a good starter trail if you are not used to the altitude because it's something like 9000 feet. Not...More

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great hike but the Vail police make their money ticketing on the Frontage road across from the too small parking lot. We arrived at 10:00 am on a Saturday, August, 2017, and the parking on the lower and upper lots were full....More

4  Thank Roger L
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We are in our early sixties, and walk daily. We think if you are not used to walking or hiking regularly, this climb could be difficult. Especially with the elevation. The last 1/4 mile is killer, be careful! But, it is a beautiful hike, aspens...More

4  Thank Nancy T
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

About two miles to the falls may seem short to some but the trail is steeper than most. Close to Vail and the free bus will take you to the trailhead.

2  Thank Walter V
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

We hiked up in the morning ... and I believe it was a good idea as the air was cold enough to let us move quickly. Everyone made the trail at their own pace: 12 year old son nearly run up, I and my husband...More

Thank Daniela V
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Somewhat steep grades at first then more gradual. Good trail if you're coming from lower elevations like Charleston or Florida. Easy to follow paths, almost impossible to get off track unless you choose to go off path intentionally. Loved it!

3  Thank Sandeecarr
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Wanda W
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Response from Julianna J | 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.
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travelerwith4
17 May 2017|
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Response from JessiAnn85 | Reviewed this property |
As long as there is no snow or rain then I'm sure you can. We hiked in October and the ground was nice and dry. It's not a super difficult hike.
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Inuit84
6 December 2016|
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Response from Jamie P | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry so late to respond. Should be great to spike hike or snowshoe this time of year.
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