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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Aspen

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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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  • TIP: Avoid the Crowds. That’s what everyone wants. You have the perfect solo photograph. The trail to yourself. A parking spot. How do you get that in the Spring or Summer? You get the last reserved.....  more
    TIP: Avoid the Crowds. That’s what everyone wants. You have the perfect solo photograph. The trail to yourself. A parking spot. How do you get that in the Spring or Summer? You get the last reserved.....  more »
  • Great experience. You need to reserve a free online shuttle and park at the Aspen Highland Parking Deck $6/hour--$40 max day. We hiked to the Crater Lake (ROCKY) (preferred/less crowded) and the... 
    Great experience. You need to reserve a free online shuttle and park at the Aspen Highland Parking Deck $6/hour--$40 max day. We hiked to the Crater Lake (ROCKY) (preferred/less crowded) and the...  more »
  • This is a 1.9 mile easy loop trail up & around the river & lake by Maroon Bells. The view is staggeringly beautiful & I enjoyed the trail very much. It does get crowded & unless you get there very... 
    This is a 1.9 mile easy loop trail up & around the river & lake by Maroon Bells. The view is staggeringly beautiful & I enjoyed the trail very much. It does get crowded & unless you get there very...  more »
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  • Beautiful place. Nice Easy walk from tram/parking area.
  • Unforgettable views. The hike from Maroon Lake up to Crater Lake was well worth it, but the best view was right from the base where this photo was taken.
  • It’s a wonderful lake! ❤️
  • Must see!
  • Absolutely stunning! We went in November so missed the leaves but also missed the crowds. Reservations were not required to drive and park at the Bells in November so that made the process very easy. Lots of easily managed trails. Iconic and bucket list worthy

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