Maroon Bells

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  • Address: Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA, United States
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Ticket Price: 8 USD
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: View Point, Family And Kids, Peak

About Maroon Bells, Aspen

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Maroon Bells

  • 95% of people who visit Aspen include Maroon Bells in their plan

  • 61.42% of people start their Maroon Bells visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Maroon Bells

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

72.68% of people prefer walking in order to reach Maroon Bells

People normally club together The John Denver Sanctuary and T-lazy-7 Snowmobiles while planning their visit to Maroon Bells.

People also prefer to start their day with Maroon Bells.

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

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Maroon Bells, Aspen Reviews

  • Great place to see sunrise and sunset..nature at it's best with mountains in the backdrop and the lake reflecting the trees and the sky..Easy hike and comfortable to walk.. better to reach early in morning to enjoy the view all for yourself and get pictures as it gets busy soon.

  • Close to Aspen and reachable via a pleasant drive. The view of the mountains across the lake are gorgeous. We walked a couple of trails along the lake and at the far end. Easy walking and fun watching ducks in the lake and birds in the trees. There were quite a few people hanging around to watch sunset over the peaks, but it was by no means crowded.

  • Absolutely amazing experience. Able to experience the sunrise here and the mountains reflected the color of the sky. Loved my adventure around here. Rugged trails so make sure you are prepared.

  • Hiked 12miles in winter for this. Incredibly beautiful place. Frozen lake between the snow mountains! I think it would look equally pretty in fall and spring. So never miss going to this place when you are in Colorado. But if you wanna hike in winter please check the weather and make a decision. It wasn't too icy when we went due to warm winds. If it is very low temperatures get prepared for the walk on icy roads.

  • Simply stunning! Worth the trip, however be prepared to join 100000 of your "closest friends". If you go in the fall for the leaves changing i believe the only way to go is via bus. But if you go in less busy months you are able to drive up yourself. Dont forget your camera as the Bells in behind the lake makes a great shot!

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