Maroon Bells, Aspen
About Maroon Bells, Aspen
Maroon Bells, Aspen - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Ticket Price: 8 USD
Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
Timings: 24-hrs Details
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Maroon Bells are the two peaks in the Elk Mountain range. These peaks are the epitome of the beauty of the Rocky Mountains. The scenic beauty surrounding these peaks is one of the most widely photographed in North America. These peaks are the most frequented tourist spot in Aspen. Spring, summer and fall seasons see nature trails and hiking near these peaks. In winter, the road to these peaks is closed due to snowfall so these trails are accessed by snow mobile or cross-country skiing. There are wildflower fields around the peaceful Maroon Lake. This lake reflects the twin peaks in its silent waters all year long. In autumn, the lake almost looks like it’s on fire thanks to the reflection of the fall colours from the nearby trees. There are camping spots available here. Almost every inch of the trails around these peaks are picture worthy. This means that you should not forget to carry your camera when paying the hills a visit.
Maroon Bells Information
- Check out the opening dates for the summer trails.
- Private vehicles are restricted entry in the summer season when buses ply on the route to Maroon Bells.
- Book your camping spot in advance as this is the most popular destination in Aspen.
- Take care not to disturb the vegetation on the trails.
- Dogs are allowed on the trails.
Maroon Bells Ticket Prices
- Children (6-16 years) : 6 USD
How To reach Maroon Bells by Public Transport
- You can hire a car to get here. Buses are available from Aspen/ Snowmass to Highlands. Another bus will drop you from Four-Mountain Sports to Maroon Bells.
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So beautiful!!! Had hopes of getting up early and making it before the required shuttle but that of course didn't happen. The shuttle was a fun experience though, the guides were entertaining and the people watching was great. Quite busy on a summer weekend, trails included, although a bit of rain cleared out the main area for pictures right after the shuttle dropped us off. Worked out great - took our pics and headed off on our hike. Shuttle is of course dog friendly. :)
Where to begin! The Maroon Bells area is gorgeous, with the flagship South and North Maroon Peaks being the crown jewels to view during this hike. Maroon Lake can be visited with a VERY short walk (3-minutes) from the parking lot. Hike approximately 1.4 miles from the parking lot to Crater Lake on an easy to follow (not easy) trail, and you will be rewarded with spectacular views of all three 14ers in the immediate area...Pyramid Peak, South Maroon Peak, and North Maroon Peak. Plus, you will lose the crowds that hang out primarily at Maroon Lake.
One of the best place to take beautiful pictures of fall color, snow mountains with lake. Can drive directly to the lake in early morning before 7 am. Then you have to park outside and take shuttles to the lake. Also has nice trails into the aspen forest.
Beautiful place. I was here after fall and felt fall might be the best time to visit this place. Drive to maroon bells was still amazing.
Amazing experience, kids enjoyed thoroughly. With toddler/infant in harness car seat you can avail 5days gate pass to drive up to the lake. Lots of picnic tables n grill along the trails. Early mornings or late evening are best time to visit this beauty.
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