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Booth Creek Falls

 19 votes

Length

3.8 Miles 6.2 Kilometers

62%

Runnable

Elevation

1,380' 421 m

Ascent

-1,380' -420 m

Descent

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

9,825' 2,995 m

High

8,445' 2,574 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 17 days ago
Muddy, Snowy, Icy - The first Miles is good. Then mud, then post hole snow. Some ice. Passable, but be careful. History

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Deservedly one of the most popular trails in Vail, up to a waterfall and back.

Nick Wilder

Overview

This featured run simply uses the first 2 miles of the Booth Creek Trail to make a short but steep out and back journey to the impressive waterfalls.
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Parking is tough - start early!

Description

The trail is steep, though there are several nice and cool aspen groves too keep you from overheating, especially near the beginning of the trail. There are enough vistas that you'll want to take a little extra time enjoying yourself on this one. Winding through lush aspen groves, and passing stout spruces, you'll find plenty of photo opportunities. The views of the Vail Valley are unparalleled, and you'll also be able to sneak peeks at the Gore Range.

You'll reach the falls in about 2 miles, and there are several vantage points to scout out. Some of the viewpoints are slick and dangerous - don't go right to the edge!

Once you've had your fill of the falls, make your way back down the same trail to the trailhead. On the way back, you'll have expansive views of the drainage that you climbed and the larger Vail Valley.

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May 16, 2018
Tyler Silverman

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  4.3 from 19 votes

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in Vail

#261

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