Booth Lake #2011

The Booth Lake trail begins at Booth Creek Road and ends at Booth Lake: The trail climbs up the Booth Creek valley through mostly aspen groves before passing the 60-foot Booth Falls. Beyond the falls the trail winds through conifer forests and meadows filled with wildflowers. Above 10,000 feet the trees thin and the terrain changes offering views of the Gore Range. The last 1/4 mile to Booth Lake is steep and rocky.

* There is a printable Recreation Quicksheet for this trail which is complete with directions, a map, details and other information about this trail. Or to see quicksheets for other recreation areas across the Forest, click on the "Recreation Quicksheets" link in the right column and select the appropriate Ranger District.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trailhead parking will be closed for the summer season beginning June 2, 2021. Park in one of the Town of Vail's parking garages and take the free bus to the trail head. More information at  
Usage: Light
Restrictions: See Eagles Nest Wilderness Regulations
Closest Towns: Vail

General Information


The parking area for the trailhead will be closed for the summer season beginning June 2, 2021. Go to for information about parking in town and taking the free bus to the trailhead. 

When the parking area is open, travel east from Vail on I-70 to Exit 180 for East Vail. Exit here and turn left, pass under the interstate and turn left onto the north frontage road.Proceed about 1 mile to Booth Falls Road, turn right and continue up this road. The trailhead will be closed to parking beginning June 2, 2021.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

Booth Creek and Booth Lake
Special Designations The Colorado Division of Wildlife sets fishing regulations. Obtain their Colorado Fishing Regulations handbook for regulations.
Fish Species trout
Water Temperature cold

Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Moderate


Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
4.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
8470 - 11480