Summary: From the trailhead, follow the obvious trail for 1.8 miles up to the falls. Enjoy the cascading Booth Creek and the magnificent views as you hike. Wildflowers flourish in this paradise. Don't take this hike for granted though, you'll still gain a lot of elevation, so bring your hiking boots and a couple liters of water.
Trailhead: From Denver head to Vail via I-70 and take the East Vail exit (Exit 180). Head west 0.85 miles to the Booth Falls Road. Turn right and follow this road for 0.2 miles to the trailhead parking area. (Lat:39.64977 Lon:-106.32105)
Trail Guides for Booth Creek Falls:
Best Seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer,
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes, Horses,
Ranger Contact: Eagle County Ranger District 970-328-6388
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Joshua Friesema, who has posted 97 other hikes on this site. To visit this reporters web site, click here.
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Reviewed by bob on 1/30/2013
this hike is fun
Reviewed by Mike on 6/11/2012
A great hike that can be done in 2.5 - 3 hours. I did it with a friend who was in town from Miami. She was worried about her sea level legs, but she did fine with a few rest stops on the way up.
Reviewed by Josie on 9/29/2011
Went at the perfect time of year! The leaves of the Aspens and wild strawberry bushes were just changing. The entire hike was a beautiful palette of yellows, reds, and greens. Amazing. The waterfall at the end was nice, but not the best part of the hike. The actual hiking part wasn't too bad. It gets a little steep at the end and it's kind of unrelenting, it's completely worth it and possible to do for even the most casual of hikers.
Reviewed by Bill on 8/7/2011
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Reviewed by BigTrev on 9/27/2010
Very scenic hike, LOTS of aspens, great for fall views. The hike is almost all uphill to the falls, for a big guy like me (6'3" 300lbs) I broke a sweat! The trail heading to the bottom of the falls has been closed off, but the scene at the top is wonderfull. A part of the trail (closer to the falls) is wet and can be slippery from run-off, so be safe and enjoy!
Reviewed by PEB on 8/1/2010
Geat hike for my family which included ages 64-10. We are experienced hikers and the terrain itself was moderate to strenuous at parts. The only thing that bothered us was the altitude. We are from flat Texas. Beautiful scenery and vegetation. I would not take small children on this hike but our 10 year old did great.
Reviewed by JWC on 3/7/2009
I went on this hike with my girlfriend who had never hiked in the mountains before and she was able to do it with little discomfort. We did take the left fork to the bottom of the falls a bit of work but it was worth the extra time. The climb up from the bottom of the falls is difficult I thought with loose rock steep grades and cliffs that could be deadly if u miss your step. Wouldn't do it with children for shure, but the veiws and the experience of doing it was amazing. Loved this hike! Go do it!
Reviewed by Liza on 8/23/2008
Re DD's review below... do not be detered. This is a beautiful hike and CAN be done by kids and more casual hikers. Te key is that the trail splits about 1/4 before you reach the falls. The left fork, the one DD talks about, goes to the bottom of the falls. The right fork takes you around to the top of the falls. DD is correct that the left fork is quite challenging. I did it two days ago and it soon became apparent that I had missed the trail I'd been on 10 years ago to the top. I scrambled up from the base of the falls (NOT really recommended) and found the trail that is more moderate. I recommend going to the bottom (carefully), because it is so pretty. But then turn around, go back to the fork and go to the top the correct way
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