HAZ-1983-01 Preliminary Evaluation of Rockfall Hazard in the Booth Creek Area


This report presents the results and conclusions of a rockfall investigation conducted near the mouth of Booth Creek for the Town of Vail, Colorado. The study area shown in Figure 1 includes all of Vail Village Filing No. 12, and those lots in Vail Village Filing No. 13 east of Booth Creek. Digital PDF download. HAZ-1983-01D


Rockfall hazard in the study area is determined to be extremely high. Rockfall events can generally be divided into two categories; 1) those involving massive toppling slab failures of the cliff faces, and 2) those involving smaller individual boulders falling off the edges of the vertical cliffs due to downslope creep.