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Great Trail!

It was such a beautiful Trail to walk along! Be careful with the snow though. We didn't have the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
MNicoleS375
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Los Angeles, California
A trail for Everyone

We were only able to complete the 1 mile(easy)lake trail due to the fog and steady rain. But, the... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Chuck2010
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a beautiful Trail to walk along! Be careful with the snow though. We didn't have the proper walking shoes so we kept slipping. It was stunning though especially with the snow. Not a hard trail as well.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MNicoleS375
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An easy walk up to the headwaters of the lake, however, it was most noticeable that the drought conditions and poor snowfall from the previous season had left the water level quite low, as the Beaver house was well clear of the waters edge. as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GazandJude
Reviewed 29 October 2018

The Maroons Bells are the most photographed mountains in the United States. They are beautiful and are two of the 56 peaks over 14,000 feet in the United States. North Maroon Peak is 14,014 feet, and Maroon Peak is 14,156 feet. The Maroon Lake trail...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We were only able to complete the 1 mile(easy)lake trail due to the fog and steady rain. But, the Scenic Loop Trail is another easy hike that is described as a "lollipop" loop trail of 3 miles. The Maroon Creek trail is longer at 3.5...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We visited the Maroon Bells in September 2018 while stopping in Aspen on a road trip through the U.S. Southwest.Once there we took the double loop scenic trail around Maroon Lake and were rewarded with varied stunning views of the Maroon Bells in all their...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Canadianstraveling
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Amazing fall colors around the lake. Weather was perfect during the last weekend of September. We took the local bus ride to Maroon bells. There is limited parking at Aspen Highlands , from where we took the bus.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Poojitha p
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I've taken the drive up to Maroon Lake just outside of Aspen off Hwy 82 at the traffic circle before in the early morning hours and I would recommend taking this trip then rather than late afternoon when we arrived this trip. While it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank NickDanger
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Maroon Bells was a must on my trip to Aspen! Words really cannot describe the beauty of this God given area! The Aspen trees had changed color, which was also a beautiful sight. The bus trip/driver up was great and informative. I feel blessed to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 571janined
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Absolutely breathtaking! Bring your best camera or go buy a very good one. I brought my iPhone and hate myself for not thinking ahead.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daniel H
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Stunning views and a very good hike. Most trails are easy to do with a few areas of more rocks to travel on.

Date of experience: September 2018
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SharonJames311
26 September 2018|
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Response from Leslie F | Reviewed this property |
Crater lake hike about 1.5-2hr depending on your level. We hiked another 20 minutes farther to get a view of both lakes but the trail was rather rockie at this point, so had lunch and went back.
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Linda W
25 April 2017|
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Response from PhantomFan365 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Disabled placard is one of the exceptions for users who can drive into the Maroon Bells area. There is a $10 recreation use fee. See stayaspensnowmass for more details
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BubbaClark
15 October 2015|
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Response from Sameer2011 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know about the parking but i can tell you about the trail. It is narrow at some points (need to move in a single file, one after another) and wider at other points. It is definitely rocky but not very steep. I mean... More
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