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Maroon Bells, Aspen

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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. By using our Aspen trip generator, you can arrange your visit to Maroon Bells and other attractions in Aspen.
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  • Take a picnic, hike the trails, make sure you take lots of photos. It's a relaxing, lovely place to visit.  more »
  • Fantastic hike , saw moose Gorgeous scenery , easy hiking for novices . Bring water and snacks. Don't need hiking boots , sneakers fine  more »
  • I strongly recommend arriving early in the day for the best photography, views, and fewest tourists. Summers are busy here. Early in the year the flatter trails around the lake will likely not be open...  more »
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  • Those willing to put in the work to hike into the interior will be rewarded with absolutely stunning views. Just under two miles in all leave you standing at the edge of Crater Lake and venturing on up the passes will leave you with breathless views. Be adventurous and head into this beautiful wilderness and you'll be rewarded with an experience that'll leave a lasting impression.
  • It's peaceful and breath taking! If you're riding the bus try to get a ride before 4. We got on the 4:45 and got up there a few minutes before the last scheduled bus arrived to pick everyone up. We only had a few minutes up there but it was worth it!
  • Beautiful if you are in the Area you have to see these Mountains. Just remember you can't Drive there, you have to take a bus and it's $8 bucks. This is due to overcrowding which is pretty bad.
  • The best scenic beauty I have hatdly seen. You need not to edit any of the pic for contrasts if you ate visiting around fall. Undoubtedly the best picturesque location in the Rockys
  • Awesome! Stunning scenery, reflections of the mountains and the aspens on the still lake are stunning. Get in early to beat the crowds. We got there at 6.30am for the sunrise and the lake was already lined with photographers.