Grottos Trail

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  • Address: 26692 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Cave, Trail, Family And Kids

The Grottos Trail in the Independence Pass is one way of chewing out the ice caves near the historic pass. There are numerous waterfalls and cascades on the length of this trail thanks to its proximity to the Roaring Fork. Families often come here for hiking and picnics. The trail is divided into three areas. The shortest trail goes into the woods near the river, emerging onto a waterfall and picnic area. A longer trail takes you to the ice caves. The longest trail reaches the banks of the Lincoln Creek. This trek beckons the adventurous streak in every visitor. If taking this trail, do not forget to pay a visit to the cascades and the ice caves.

Grottos Trail Travel Tips

  • Avoid the trail during spring due to the high runoff.
  • The caves may have water even in the peak of summer. Be careful when entering them.
  • The trail is not easily accessible in winter.

How to Reach Grottos Trail

  • You can hire a car to get here.

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  • Grottos Trail Address: 26692 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611, USA, United States
  • Grottos Trail Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Grottos Trail(preferred time): 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Grottos Trail: 03:00 Hrs
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  • 35.69% of people who visit Aspen include Grottos Trail in their plan

  • 37.14% of people start their Grottos Trail visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Grottos Trail

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Grottos Trail

People normally club together Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass while planning their visit to Grottos Trail.

People also prefer to start their day with Grottos Trail.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Grottos Trail Reviews & Ratings

  • So cool. You have to go down into the ice cave. We went in July and the ice had t melted. Great short hike all The way around is like 3/4 mile. Beautiful scenery.

  • Good trails. Beautiful views, mostly easy hike. Only consideration, ride from Aspen is a bit winding road with a few narrow passages.

  • One of the best places around here. This is almost a hidden gem. These water falls are really breathtaking.

  • Really. It's a freaking cavern system!!! That's awesome! Its awesome! Go visit! And obviously, be respectful of nature.

  • Great day hike located immediately off the highway coming down from Independence Pass to Aspen. There are multiple routes for people of every age and experience. The Ice caves hold huge blocks of ice well into the summer and transport you to a different world. If you're driving over the pass you HAVE TO stop here even just for a 5 minute break from the windy drive!!

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