Booth Falls Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vail, Colorado that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A lot more challenging than expected but great views at the falls.
Nice hike to the Falls. The incline a nice challenge and starts from step one. Next time I'll continue onto the lake. Definitely fun for the dog as well.
Tough climb but worth the effort
Pretty and crowded for a reason. Best trail in Vail, go past the falls to Booth Lake for a better hike.
Great views. It's a relatively easy hike until the last quarter mile, then it gets a little rocky and steep. The waterfall is big especially in early season, but not the best views when you get to the top of the falls. It's a moderately trafficked trail with a lot of out-of-towners, that may not know trail etiquette or LNT. Fast paced you can be up and back in less than two hours, more realistic plan for closer to three hours roundtrip.
Great trail to get acclimated to the altitude change if you are a traveler. It's tough at certain points but the waterfall at the end is worth it. I went on October 16 and by then all the aspen leaves had fallen. Looked like we were a week or two late for the falls colors. Still a nice trail though.
Loved this hike, very popular trail so definitely head up in the morning! You can't beat eating lunch at the top on the waterfall!
Vail with friends, need I say more.
Four stars simply because of how busy it was. The views and landscape were beautiful. Will definitely be going up to the lake next time!
This is my favorite hike thus far in East Vail. I've hiked to the lake twice with 2 small pups, once in the month of July, another time in August. There are some steep sections that are tough but the lake is amazing and worth the effort. I brought lunch for the pups and myself and took a good break at the top. Very few go past the falls so it's very quiet and peaceful. It's about 1 hour to the falls so that's a good point to evaluate your day. It's about another 1.5 hours past the falls to the lake. Plan on 5 hours with a half hour rest at the top. It's about the same time up as it is down.