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Maroon Bells, Aspen

#1 of 243 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Bell-shaped peaks and the distinctive maroon that colors the landscape gives the name to these famous, oft-photographed mountains. Choose from several hiking trails that provide spectacular views Maroon Bells, which measure 4,267 m (14,000 ft) high. Admire the surrounding landscapes of valleys filled with aspen and fir trees. Picturesque Maroon Lake formed from glaciers during the Ice Age sits below the peaks. For the more serious alpinists, take the trail to Crate Lake, 2.4 km (1.5 mi) beyond Maroon Lake. Shuttle buses run daily to the mountains; vehicle access is allowed but be prepared to pay a fee. For Maroon Bells and beyond, use our Aspen road trip planner to get the most from your Aspen vacation.
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  • Expected something more stunning. We went in October 1st week and the leaves had lost color, hiked up the Crater lake trail not knowing it had dried up. It is still a beautiful place, want color...  more »
  • Totally worth a stop if you're in Aspen! I'd recommend going in the morning and making a loop around the lake if you have time. Make sure to book tickets ahead of time because they only reserve a...  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful. The shuttle service works quite well. Purchased tickets in advance online, received a time slot, had an entertaining driver for information enroute. If you anywhere near be...  more »
  • Very beautiful, 360degree of beauty.
  • Lovely View you see Greenery, Clear mountain water, trees and mountains cover from 3 sides
  • No words. It was one of the most beautiful scenic places in USA. Feeling amazed!
  • Very scenic location with 360 degree mountain views. Small pristine lake and trails for every hiker. Maroon color is result of iron in the rock formations actually oxidizing or rusting.
  • Serene and peaceful anytime of the day. Great place to visit with kids and/or pets. Beautiful mountainous landscape paints a picture that's hard to forget.

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