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Aspen Highlands, End of Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I hiked here last Summer in 2017. I came solo and met a few people who were hiking along the way, both solo and in groups. I did not have crampons so I could not go all the way to the top of the 14K...More

Thank kat1dawg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While visiting Aspen, be sure to drive into the park to view the Maroon Bells. This was our second visit and it was more beautiful the second time because we were lucky to visit while the aspens were still gold color.

Thank sweetatr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the last day the road was open. People were scraping off areas for skating and hockey. Kids began showing up for hockey practice. We hike in the snow to Crater Lake.

Thank RockeyMtFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breathtaking! I had a pretty serious injury on this trip so our planned hiking was cabashed. This was an easy walk from the parking lot to the lake. The bonus was - a Sunday afternoon local hockey game. Dog friendly. Kid friendly. A must see

Thank DABuehls
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! We parked in the garage and took the bus up to the Bells. We had a great bus driver who would stop for wildlife and photo ops! Once at the park, there are multiple paths for different skill levels! The view of...More

Thank F9210FXjanets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took the drive up to the lake just befor sunset, very nice view and setting, will be back in spring for sunrise.

Thank COBDR2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We survived the free bus trip to the interchange, then transferred to the next bus which was an informative experience, to find another natural wonder being loved to death by the migrating tourists from around the World, who ignore the signs and the fragile environment...More

Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see this place the first week in October and were able to see the glowing aspens along with the scenic mountains. It even snowed a bit on top of the mountains. The road to get up to the Maroon Bells was magnificent...More

Thank Jimnbeck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Headed to Maroon Bells to hike Pyramid Peak. We were lucky enough to score one of the camp sites so we were able to drive in instead of taking the bus. The walk to Maroon Lake is crowded with gawkers but the lake lives up...More

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unbelievable place to visit! So beautiful! Trails to walk on, short and long. If you ever visit the Aspen area, this place is a must see. Plus, you take a bus, so you can enjoy the scenery the entire way. Probably a 20 minute trip...More

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3 October 2018|
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Response from 303Von | Reviewed this property |
Any time of year is great to visit the Maroon Bells. The Bells are majestic and magical. Chances are in mid October most of the fall colors will be gone. I suggest that you keep the Maroon Bells as a destination on your... More
1 October 2018|
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Response from Mark_traveled13 | Reviewed this property |
There is a wonderful website ski com. Staff is available daily and are experts in touring that area year round. All of the answers are correct, dress in layers and if you are driving from Denver ask your car rental which... More
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14 September 2018|
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Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
Peak weekends in September for viewing fall foliage are 9/15-9/16, 9/22-9/23, 9/29-9/30. I was there in August though and it was still beautiful. The road for the bus usually closes in mid-November.