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Snow is pretty deep above 9500'. I posted a few times falling one of those times into more than 3' of snow, finding it difficult to get out!
Lower elevations have no snow, but the trail is slushy.
It was snowing during our entire 3-hour hike; started late, at 3 pm.
Snow shoes and hiking poles are advisable.
Pretty good hike. Deep snow makes it harder.
Got lost a couple of times.
Saw only 2 other hikers on the trail.
God willing, I plan to do it after the snow has melted, during summer/fall season.

The road to the Fourmile Trailhead is closed right now. To get to the trailhead is a 5 mile 'hike' up the gravel road.

Having done this trail several times, I find this a great trail for me and my fellow flat landers. The views are great and the peaks are a great hike!

One of my favorite hikes ❤️❤️

Terrible. You have to hike up a road to even get to the entrance.

hiking
1 month ago

March 3 hike was beautiful, but the last stretch towards Lower Mohawk Lake was a little too sketchy for me. Not much hard pack there. I regretfully had to turn around just after the cabin before the top, because there was nobody else around, didn’t seem very safe. Otherwise almost the entire trail and Spruce Creek Road are both super easy in boots without snowshoes. Highly recommend poles, got icy in parts especially on the way back in late afternoon.

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. Didn't make it anywhere near the falls though as we ended up waist-deep in snow! Still a great workout though!

hiking
2 months ago

I walk every day with my dog around local parks at home in Ohio. This was what I would call my first true hiking experience. It was a little difficult maneuvering through the rocks, and my family and I had only brought tennis shoes. However the difficulty was all worth it! Every step of the way you could turn in any direction and the views would take your breath away! There was one scary area with a very steep drop off of all rocks, I just tried to keep my eyes on the other side. The pay off at the end was a gorgeous peaceful lake. We went on a cool, foggy morning, but I honestly can’t imagine it being any more beautiful than it was. Be sure and go early so you can drive and park your car right at the park, and take some stunning pictures of Maroon Bells Lake and mountains before you begin.

Our group of four ladies ages 60+ took on this trail today. We did not get to complete the whole thing. We weren’t even sure we went right way. We made our own trails and part of it because of the snow. We had a fabulous time though definitely a Moderate trail. Did not make it to falls. Had this whole trail to her self today. Ha ha! Roads up to there are definitely still snow-covered.

Great trail! We did this on New Years Day with our dogs. We made it out and back in around 4 hrs with stops and hanging at the frozen falls for a bit. Saw a lot more people than I expected. The scenery more than made up for it though. Very nice trailhead and maintained great. Highly recommended.

hiking
3 months ago

My family loves to visit this lake. Last year, I did the Booth Falls hike for the first time and it's probably my favorite place on earth. It's absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately the activity area at the head of the trail is not super picnic friendly anymore, but as long as you're on the trail or at your car you'll be fine.

We saw moose! Unbelievably beautiful and memorable trail.

Great hike. Easy to follow trail up until it starts becoming steep going to the first lake. I did the climb following animal tracks. Really cold and windy but it's so beautiful and quiet at the top.

hiking
4 months ago

Not busy at all but a beautiful hike even during the winter. The falls and river are frozen which adds a unique touch to the experience. Most of the trail was icy, so I was very thankful for my mini ice spikes, especially on the way down. But its well marked and not very difficulty.

This trail was difficult because of all the rocks and it gets very slippery. A man in a group ahead of us slipped and fell and lost his life so I can't urge you enough to use caution on this trail as it is dangerous and doesn't take much to get hurt. It does get extremely crowded so start out before 8am if you can. Once you reach the lake it is very peaceful and beautiful. Just hiked yesterday but the lake was very low.

Road closed not due to snow. It is blocked with pile of dirt.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful! It was extremely muddy and slippery in spots, so wear appropriate shoes. Not too busy this time of year. I'll definitely come back

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike - beautiful views and lakes
Sept 2017

Icy in parts. Definitely need yak tracks In parts

off road driving
4 months ago

Road up the springs is rough. Need a truck or suv. Go during the day very dark at night w no lights to see where you are going. Beautiful sunsets.

Awesome trail!

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike- definitely one of the harder ones I’ve done as it was literally uphill the entire way. But thankfully, what goes up must come down! We did the hike to the falls in the early morning and the ground/trail was still frozen over (thankfully). After the falls, we kept going in the direction of the lake. This half of the hike was snow covered, and I was really happy to have my yaktrax on my feet to keep me from sliding (others weren’t so lucky). We never made it to the lake as the snow was too deep, but it was a gorgeous hike. The way back was thankfully downhill, but fairly muddy since the sun was out and thawed the ground. I took a spill and a mud bath... but all in all, it was a great hike- I’d do it again. The parking lot isn’t large- so get there early!

hiking
5 months ago

Moderately trafficked but a great waterfall to view

Spikes were helpful second half of the trail. Had the lake to ourself early on a Saturday morning. Beautiful views!

The directions take you to Booth Creek park which is like a mile away from the trailhead. You need to go past Vail Mountain school on booth falls road up the mountain. There’s a special little parking lot for the trailhead.

hiking
5 months ago

Definitely harder than expected. Our first “mountain” hike, and got pretty winded on the way up. Got to Lower Mohawk at 4pm and snowy clouds started to roll in and the sun started to set behind the peak, which meant slippery and cold conditions for the decent if we didn’t leave after the lower lake.
Next time we go we will be leaving earlier in the day and pace ourselves more to make it to the upper Lake! It was 6.8 miles to and from the lower Lake.
Definitely worth the hike for the views though!

hiking
5 months ago

Wonderful hike to see Aspen colors. We saw green Aspens tucked in valleys, yellows on exposed south side and bare trees in the middle. quite beautiful nestled against the deep green firs. The falls were puny, but to be expected in the Fall. Trailhead parking is limited to 18 slots which are filled early. No parking in large school lot at base, reminding me what I so love about Vail, so I suggest you park on road beyond furthest no parking sign, going east.

hiking
5 months ago

With the altitude change the hike started to feel harder but well worth it. Amazing mountain views, lakes, and waterfalls. My pup loved it too! Breathtakingly beautiful!
(A lot of people hike this, we kept passing a lot of people)

hiking
5 months ago

No snow yet on the trail so still very doable. Hiked in sneakers. There were some muddy spots so hiking boots may have been advisable, but we all made it fine. Hiked with my three teenage kids, my in-shape husband and myself (out of shape 50yo). We made it round trip in 2.5 hrs. Trail on the way up varies from moderate to steep uphills but with a few breaks along the way, we reached the pretty falls. Happy with the accomplishment and would do it again!

hiking
5 months ago

Did this hike two days ago and about half a mile in it was muddy, icy and snow packed. We brought micro-spikes just in case, and they were a HUGE help. Literally within five-ten minutes of getting to the portion of the trail with ice we saw three people take spills and what looked like one kid injured coming back down. Don't do this trail with the expectation of just being able to wear casual shoes this time of year.

Other than that, trail was absolutely gorgeous with snow still on some trees and surrounding the trail. One of the most beautiful hikes I've ever done. And of course Maroon Bells. Not sure how the trail would be now with the recent storm blowing through. I'm sure just as beautiful.

Enjoy yourself.

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