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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. Put Maroon 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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  • It was a very beautiful place. When you visit Aspen, it's best to stop by here. It takes about an hour by bus from Aspen City, but it is very easy to get there.
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  • The Maroon Bells are stunning and worth all the work to get there. Unless you just really like hiking rocky trails, stick with the scenic trail. The hike to Crater Lake is a bit of a headache without ...  more »
  • We chose to drive here instead of taking the bus from Aspen Highlands to the Bells. It was an easy drive. While the Maroon Bells are touted as the most photographed place in Colorado, pictures simply ...  more »
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  • Quick and easy hike for most outdoorsy type people and worth the views!
  • This hallowed ground has so much meaning to me! My pictures do not share the feeling, but wanted to share them with you. . . .
  • I'm pretty sure this is what Heaven looks like! Absolutely stunning everywhere you look! It is very easily accessible by bus from Aspen. Once there you can opt for a relaxing experience by the lake or explore one of the many trails in the area. There's something for all levels and the people you meet on the way are quite friendly. When you're ready to head back for the day, just jump on the next available bus.
  • This is my favorite lake in Colorado, just can't get enough of it. Irrespective of which direction you choose as background to take picture, you're assured to get a great picture. Walking up the trails is nothing less than walking in paradise.
  • Natural beauty. Awe inspiring. Gorgeous.
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