Trip Planner:   USA  /  Colorado  /  Aspen  /  Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells, Aspen

4.8
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.
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Maroon Bells
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Maroon Bells reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
2,505 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • It takes some planning to reserve the shuttle, but worth every minute. Moose playing in the water when we arrived, and the scenic loop trail is easy (but rocky) and has the gorgeous soundtrack of a.....  more »
  • My wife (69) and I (71) were not given enough information about the best season to visit this area, Fall seems better that summer. Also, we are in better health and physical condition than most...  more »
  • This was the first time that we went to the Maroon Bells, we were staying in Snowmass which was only about a 20 minute drive from the bells. It's absolutely fabulous everywhere you turn it's a...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Aspen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Aspen

See all ›
4.8
Duration: 3 hours
4.6
Duration: 8 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Aspen

5.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
4.6
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Aspen

4.0
Duration: 3 hours
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
4.7
Duration: 5h 30 min

Trails in Aspen

4.9
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Nearby attractions in Aspen

4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 3 hours

Nature in Aspen

4.5
Duration: 2 hours
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 6 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Maroon Bells by other users

6 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 12 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, extra fast, popular sights Preferences: September, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Extra fast 6 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, teens, popular sights Preferences: August, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular sights Preferences: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 3 days in Dallas & Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 4 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 15 days in Colorado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans