Maroon BellsCurrently Open
- 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
Maroon Bells - Review
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
94.37% of people who visit Aspen include Maroon Bells in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
49.04% of people start their Maroon Bells visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 6 Hrs to see Maroon Bells
83.93% of people prefer walking in order to reach Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells Trips
Maroon Bells, Aspen Reviews
This is already a stunning place, but I've always wanted to see it during the fall. All the golden/red/orange leaves are wonderful. As an added bonus, it's dog friendly including the shuttle bus to get there. Of course, it's crowded, but totally worth going to see it!
This place is spectacular! I seen lake louise and all other great nature place but this definitely has something else in the vibe... obviously the fall season is a must. I highly recommend seeing it. CRAZY RICH ASIANS TOTALLY APPROVED
Incredible. Be advised that it is a tourist trap unless you plan ahead properly. $8 pp Shuttle and $5-$10 parking plus ridiculously rude staff at highlands base. The nature itself is one of a kind and 100% worth it.
I have wanted to go here since I moved to Colorado and finally did it, it was beautiful!! We stayed at difficult campground then just drove the short distance to aspen. Enjoyed the bus tour since no parking when we went. Took awhile to get back on the bus to get back to town.
Most picturesque place we have ever been to. All our pictures came out as if they are painted. We went in summer and were able to do small trail as well with our ten year old. We took a shuttle and the driver was very friendly. She told us many facts and stories that made the ride interesting.