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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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Really beautiful!

This is a short hike to two really pretty places.....the grotto, which you have to climb down to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Flagstaff, Arizona
Beautiful! Breathtaking!

This is my 2nd trip and it still takes my break away! You can hear the roar of the falls as you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Leesa D
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“ice cave” (7 reviews)
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Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a short hike to two really pretty places.....the grotto, which you have to climb down to get into and the cascading waterfalls. Both are quite beautiful. I did appreciate my husband *spotting* me as I climbed down into the grotto and I needed...More

Thank Timaca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd trip and it still takes my break away! You can hear the roar of the falls as you walk from the parking lot - The water rolling over the huge boulders just makes you stop and admire. It is breathtaking and...More

Thank Leesa D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was literally my twelve year old's favorite hike of our whole trip and we went to Hanging Lake and Maroon Bells, so that is really high praise. He loved climbing down into the ice cave and he got some really cool pictures. I didn't...More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The hike in itself was nice but it was really hard to get to the trails as there were no signs to get inside the caves . We wandered around a bit till we saw people we could ask . We went dark June the...More

Thank dallastravelbee
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Whenever I want th escape the bustling action in Aspen I drive up highway 82 to the trailhead for the Grottoes. It is just 15 minutes out of town, but a world away. The trail is easy and scenic, but the reward is at the...More

1  Thank roberta81611
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

On your way up to independence pass make sure to pull off and enjoy this little hike...between the falls and the grottos it's one of the best things in aspen to see.

3  Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were thrilled to hear about this from other travelers at the Ritz. It is a beautiful little hike, not too far to walk to be in the heart of the mountains!

1  Thank Diane P
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I've been here a couple of times and I try to do it beginning of spring since you can see ice caves there. It is a nice easy hiking trail.

1  Thank Betty R
Reviewed 28 November 2016

When the sun is shining into the grottos it just lights up. Interesting to see how a little bit of water can carve the rock.

2  Thank jtfranco
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Location: It's on your left about 9 miles east of Aspen if you're traveling westbound on Highway 82. If you pass Weller Lake you've gone too far. Easy hike through dirt and smooth rock surfaces. Just follow the signs and your ears and you will...More

5  Thank A Z
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2 June 2017|
Response from roberta81611 | Reviewed this property |
The Grottoes trail is not connected to a campsite. There is a campsite not far from there called "Difficult Campground ". Call the U S Forest Service for information.
23 December 2014|
Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
No, I'm sorry I do not. I stayed in Snowmass while I was there and only stopped by the Grottos trail on my drive back towards Denver. Enjoy your trip!