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Strenuous hike is rewarded with incredible view

I visited the Aspen area to backpack the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop, a 25 mile multi-day hike... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
James M
The real deal Colorado high, simply breathtaking

Being from the flatlands of SE Pennsylvania this hike was a real heart pumper! DH and I were in... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
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Aspen, CO

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the Aspen area to backpack the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop, a 25 mile multi-day hike. Buckskin Pass is part of this loop, and has an incredible view on all sides. The pass is a 5 mile hike from the trailhead at the...More

Thank James M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Being from the flatlands of SE Pennsylvania this hike was a real heart pumper! DH and I were in the Aspen area for three full days before attempting it and I'm glad we had the time to acclimate. It was 9.2 miles out and back...More

Thank kcheme
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Buckskin Pass... Follow W Maroon Tr. past Maroon Lake. You go right, up the East Maroon/Snowmass Trail just before Crater Lake. The fall colors are super. Parts are steep.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Buckskin Pass is approximately a 3.8 mile hike over well defined trails, much of it above treeline, with 3150 vertical feet. Bring poles, they will seriously help with the rocky trail, as you move through several areas of scree that are remnants of avalanches, etc....More

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We actually did the willow pass trail, but passed through buckskin pass too. The ascending trek was moderately difficult, but well worth it!! I don't have injured knees; however, my knees were aching by the time we got to willow pass, so I would recommend...More

Thank B. S
Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you start early, and are in good shape, and acclimated to the altitude, and have hiking experience and ALL the proper gear to bring with you, including food, water, rain gear and warm clothing, this is a great hike which will take up most...More

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed 29 September 2015

This trail is for experienced hikers. Steep climb. Much snow on trails early in summer. Spectacular views. Take your teenage son or daughter, one on one for one, of the most meaningful days of your life. Share with them what God has created. The memories...More

1  Thank WindsOfWildwood
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I was visiting family in Denver and wanted to take a hike to remember. Being from Pittsburgh Pa. I wasn't really altitude conditioned. It took about 8 hours total but the time went by so fast. Well it didn't disappoint. When you finally reach the...More

Thank Ron B
Reviewed 25 July 2015

If you want a real workout, this is the hike for you! Nearly a 14er but not quite. Heck of a view from the top! Be sure to be prepared. Bring plenty of water, food, and hiking poles will serve you well on this trail!...More

1  Thank Aspenfunnygal
Reviewed 29 September 2014

I hiked this Sept. 26, 2014. We started at Maroon Lake. The Aspens were in full color and it was amazing. Pyramid Peak which is to your left to start and then behind you on your way up to the pass becomes bigger and more...More

2  Thank billrae93
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13 September 2016|
Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The real Buckskin Pass is really into the mountains from Aspen Highlands. That section of Colorado Springs has many streets named for passes, including Gunshot Pass Dr, Mosquito Pass, Trout Creek Pass, Monarch Pass... More