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Grottos Trail, Aspen

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  • Have gone here for 40 years. Pleasant walk and beautiful scenery. Wish we could have gone into caves but too early in season and full of ice.  more »
  • This short hike is a great spot to see some interesting water features. Also a nice spot for a picnic lunch.  more »
  • Love this spot. Beautiful scenery, nice trail. My parents took me here as a teen and I've brought my kids and friends here. Great spot for a picnic. Be sure and go into the ice caves if you can. When ...  more »
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  • Insanely pretty walk. Easy access (although parking can be a nightmare), short walk to see falls, cool rocks to climb, definitely worth a stop.
  • Easy trail for the whole family. My wife and I climbed into the ice cave and it was amazing. Be careful though, Ice cleats for your shoes are almost required if you want to get all the way into the cave.
  • A real great trail and lots to explore especially around the waterfall. Lucky to be first ones there after a surprise flurry of snow
  • It's pretty but very dangerous. People have fallen. The rocks above the falls are extremely slippery. There is no railing, nothing to keep you from falling and if you slip nothing to grab onto. The fall is about 20 feet into very rough feezing water, big rocks and broken tree trunks, and a current that will sweep you down river. A 15 year old girl fell and almost lost her life here recently, and her father almost lost his own life trying to save her. So though it is beautiful, stay away from the falls, stay off the rocks. It doesn't look so tough, but it is deadly.
  • Fun short hike to old ice caves
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