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The 'up' doesn't quit!

Once you get up there, it's pretty nice. But it's like climbing stairs for an hour! Be prepared... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Parking tough..got $50 ticket along with many others

This is a great hike but the Vail police make their money ticketing on the Frontage road across... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Roger L
Clayton, Missouri, United States
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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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  • Average3%
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Vail, CO
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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

Thank IamDaenerys
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
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
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
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
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!

2  Thank Sandeecarr
Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped at Booth Falls Trail to hike while we waited for traffic to lighten up. We had a group of seven people and it took us 2 hours and 15 minutes to climb to the falls. We enjoyed soaking our feet, taking pictures, and...More

Thank Dy H
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I hiked up here on a Tuesday afternoon. The trail was packed but not to the point of being unenjoyable. Great scenery and really spectacular falls.

1  Thank Patrick R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Completed this hike on 07/24/17. We arrived @ the parking lot @ 0900...it was already full so we parked in the school's parking lot. We then hiked up the street to the trailhead. The trail is steep with occasional short stretches of level hiking. There...More

3  Thank ABQJean
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Entrance on North Frontage Road near Vail Mountain School. Go early because it gets crowded by mid morning and parking overflows to the school. We hiked past the falls, but you can go on to the top.

1  Thank Dianne r
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Wanda W
16 July 2017|
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.
17 May 2017|
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.
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.