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3 Best Hiking Trails in Vail, Colorado

When life gives you mountains, strap on your boots and take a hike!

 Natalie Kowalewski
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3 Best Hiking Trails in Vail, Colorado

The Rocky Mountains offer dramatic wilderness, diverse wildlife, and tons of alpine lakes. Of course, the best way to see it all is by meandering through the dozens of hiking trails in Vail, Colorado. Here are our top 3 hiking suggestions located near Wander Vail Valley.

Booth Falls Hike

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Booth Falls is a 4.2-mile out-and-back trail near Vail, Colorado. This hike is generally considered a moderately to challenging route, taking an average of 3 hours to complete.

This is a very popular area for hiking, so you’ll definitely see others on the trail. The best time to visit this trail is usually around May through October. Good news, your pups are welcome on the trail, but you need to keep them on a leash.

Lost Lake Trailhead

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The lost lake trailhead is a 7.0-mile out-and-back trail located just down the road from Wander Vail Valley. This is generally considered an easy route for beginners, which takes an average of 3 hours to complete.

In addition to hiking, this is a great trail for backpacking, camping, and fishing. The best time to visit this trail is usually May through October. Your furry friends are welcome on the trail too, but must be on a leash. 

Gore Creek Path 

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Gore Creek is a 1.8-mile point-to-point trail with scenic points all along the trail. This is generally considered an easy route, so expect to complete the trail in 40-60 minutes. If you're looking for a workout, this is also a good hike to go running or biking on.


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