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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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a must see

you have to see this! and PLEASE do not leave trash or dog messes. it's sad to see this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
anengineeredtraveler
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Newport Beach, California
Surreal Place for both sunrise and sunset!

This is one of the most anticipated places for established and aspired photographers, so it is very... read more

Reviewed 10 March 2018
Nia V
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“maroon lake” (61 reviews)
“easy hike” (24 reviews)
“maroon bells” (86 reviews)
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Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-925-3445
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"maroon lake"
in 61 reviews
"easy hike"
in 24 reviews
"maroon bells"
in 86 reviews
"the bus"
in 31 reviews
"parking lot"
in 17 reviews
"great hike"
in 14 reviews
"fall colors"
in 12 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 4 reviews
"beautiful spot"
in 5 reviews
"short hike"
in 8 reviews
"well worth the trip"
in 4 reviews
"aspen trees"
in 9 reviews
"take your time"
in 5 reviews
"breathtaking views"
in 6 reviews
"crested butte"
in 6 reviews
"trail"
in 141 reviews
"moose"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

you have to see this! and PLEASE do not leave trash or dog messes. it's sad to see this beautiful place being overrun with disrespectful crowds. the bathrooms are so toxic you literally have to hold your breath. go in early June or later September....More

Thank anengineeredtraveler
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

This is one of the most anticipated places for established and aspired photographers, so it is very crowded, so ideally have your own transportation before and after their bus shuttle schedule!

Thank Nia V
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Fun and easy hike if you are visiting the bells. The terrain is mild and the view from the lake is worth the hike. Many people enjoy the lake and hang out a while before turning back.

Thank Shanna S
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a breathtaking place, the view - the mountains and the clear lake. It can give you a feel about importance of nature and how amazing it can make you feel. Ensure you reach here early morning to see minimum ripples on the lake...More

2  Thank Mrinal M
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

Beautiful drive up to the lake. Park and walk (hike) almost 2 hours to Crater Lake...incredible and a must discovery.

Thank jstntym
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Reviewed 19 November 2017

There are many different trails in Maroon Bells at all levels. The Lake Scenic trail is probably on of the easier trails and you get equally beautiful views.

Thank Gail T
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Just look at the pictures ~ this place is worth the time for a visit - get out, hike thru the trails, walk along the water - its just breathtaking!

Thank MUR5RUN
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

As long as you're going around the lake, it is an easy hike and you get to experience Maroon Bells from each angle.

Thank 542bernadettew
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

The lake is beautiful, crystal clear water, with the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop. We come every fall to see the Bells and the changing leaves and this view never disappoints. this hike is really nice and easy. so great for people with younger kids,...More

Thank madbrown
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

"Very Good" only because with the constant changes I could have sat at the end of the lake looking at the lake and the Maroon Bells. Easy hike. Minor altitude changes. Lots of people. Note that while the hike is level, the hike is over...More

Thank BinNYC-2013
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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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