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Maroon Bells, Aspen

4.8
#1 of 248 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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. For Maroon Bells and beyond, use our Aspen road trip planner to get the most from your Aspen vacation.
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  • This wad probably my 25th time to hike here, and it's always just as beautiful whether spring, summer, or fall. There used to be a very interesting narrative on the bus driving up, but that has gone.....  more
    This wad probably my 25th time to hike here, and it's always just as beautiful whether spring, summer, or fall. There used to be a very interesting narrative on the bus driving up, but that has gone.....  more »
  • We loved Maroon Bells! The timed entry makes things so nice! Parking right there close by and the area and drive up to it is beautiful. We went right before sunset, And I do wish we had gone earlier.....  more
    We loved Maroon Bells! The timed entry makes things so nice! Parking right there close by and the area and drive up to it is beautiful. We went right before sunset, And I do wish we had gone earlier.....  more »
  • What an unbelievable site, the Maroon Bells are definitely all they are cracked up to be. "Purple Mounties Majesties"! We did the scenic loop trail and it did not disappoint. The shuttle service was....  more
    What an unbelievable site, the Maroon Bells are definitely all they are cracked up to be. "Purple Mounties Majesties"! We did the scenic loop trail and it did not disappoint. The shuttle service was....  more »
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  • So sad that such a beautiful sight is managed by people who make the experience unpleasant.
  • I want to win the lottery and live here forever
  • The hike is very scenic. The shuttle combined with the parking fees could be expensive.
  • The place is one of the most beautiful on earth. The parking is a headache
  • A beautiful place to visit. It is really calm when you go there.

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