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Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area

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I want to the Maroon Bells campground on a weekday with the hope of grabbing one of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine C
Spectacular views!

Absolutely a place to visit in September when Aspens are in full color! Park at an Aspen Ski... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The 181,000 acres of Maroon Bells comprise Colorado's fourth-largest wilderness area and include more than 100 miles of trails and six peaks over 14,000 feet.
Maroon Creek Road, CO 81611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I want to the Maroon Bells campground on a weekday with the hope of grabbing one of the nonreservable campsites before they closed for the season. unfortunately, the last spot was given away shortly before I arrived. The person staffing the Aspen Sopris Ranger District...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely a place to visit in September when Aspens are in full color! Park at an Aspen Ski resort and travel by bus to this hidden gem!

Thank MRA0322
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to do the hike to Crater Lake but the lake was dry so we took the bus drivers advice and did the Maroon Creek Trail. If you want a nice moderate level hike this is it. Absolutely beautiful and peaceful and during this time...More

Thank Diana O
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Maroon Bells is by far the most beautiful place I have ever been. The scenery of mountain, water body and trees is mesmerizing. The breeze was very cool and we saw some deer as well. A nice spot for spending some time and bonding with...More

Thank Lubna A
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Got up for the sunrise to see these magnificent views. So worth it. A must see for anyone visiting the Aspen area. A short ride from downtown.

Thank Elaine Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is one of the most beautiful places/experiences I have had in Colorado. Breath taking views. Moderate hiking, not for the beginner.

Thank Brianna C
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Got a tip from someone to come visit, and I'm super thankful I did!! Such an amazing view. It's worth way more than the price of the bus ride. I didn't want to leave. This is the most beautiful place. Loved the hike to crater...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Take the time hike the 4-passes! It is worth your time if you are in reasonable shape as God's creation is on full display here. Easy hike to Crater Lake and back if you don't have the time. I hiked it counter-clockwise which is supposedly...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Some of the best trails in the aspen area...don't just visit the bells walk this whole park and enjoy the wilderness.

2  Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Wonderful beauty! If you are visiting on a holiday -go early. There are three parking lots and if you have someone who prefers to walk short distances ask the parking lot folks if you can park in the closest lot.

Thank Barbara C
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