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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Aspen

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Hiking Trail · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Barely stretching for 3 km (1.9 mi), Maroon Lake Scenic Trail offers views of the wine-colored peaks of the iconic Maroon Bells, one of the most-photographed mountains in North America. This moderate scenic track meanders along the brook that flows into the lake, past many benches you can rest at, and interpretive signposts that provide information about the area. Amenities include public restrooms and water fountains. PutMaroon Lake Scenic Trail into our Aspen trip itinerary planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Our first time in Aspen. Beautiful time of the year to experience fall. You must make time to visit Maroon Lake when here. You do have to make a reservation to get on the bus where it drops you off.....  more »
  • I've been to Maroon Bells two previous times and only ever did the Crater Lake Trail. This fall I did the Scenic Trail and wow - I've been missing out! Such a simple little trail with such...  more »
  • A must do in Aspen to view these amazing peaks. Note, requires reservation for bus or parking due to covid, so must plan well in advance. We did not, but luckily our hotel got us there!  more »
  • Great place for a low to moderate hike!
  • Beautiful mountain lake with the Maroon Bells watching over.
  • Wonderful trail to crater lake.
  • Awesome scenic views
  • This place is magical!

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