by Truly Malin
New York, New York
July 25, 2001
Four miles past the falls is Booth Lake, a destination best suited for experienced hikers with good footwear. You will gain over 3000 feet in elevation, following burbling Booth Creek through conifer forests and eventually ending up at 11,480 feet (so you might want to wait until you've adjusted to the altitude before attempting this one!) The last stretch is reputedly difficult and steep, but the lake gets rave reviews in many guidebooks for its pristine beauty.
How to Get There:
From I-70 in East Vail, take exit 180 to Booth Falls Road. Make a right and park where the road ends. There is also a public bus which stops just down the hill from the trailhead.
From journal Summer on Vail Mountain