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Maroon Bells

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #1 of 59 attractions in Aspen
Type: Mountains
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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Fabulous day trip - take the bus and go early. During high season the trail to Crater Lake is packed with people. Beyond Crater Lake is great hiking if you have the time. Wear sturdy shoes so you don't bruise your feet. The easy hike around the Maroon Lake is a stroll on a worn path. Fish for trout. Visit... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Maroon Bells is a great starting point for major or minor hiking trails, as well as a beautiful spot to picnic at the side of Maroon Lake. This location is beautiful but crowded in the summer, so I like it best in the fall, though you will see lots of photographers at the time the leaves are changing. You can... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have hiked this trail many times and always look forward to going back! It begins at the lake which is absoultely beautiful - you just can't stop taking pictures of it!! The hike is so varied which I love. Sometimes in the Aspens, sometime in a rock slide area that looks other worldly, sometimes on a grassy meadow. Sons... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I've been visiting here since before I was born. Literally. I hold this place dear to the heart. It can be very crowded if you don't plan carefully. Go early, park at the bottom, hope for a fun driver to tell you the history of the Bells. If you're really adventurous go and explore the backcountry, but be safe, and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've visited the last two years to run trails at The Bells, and I still am amazed at the sight of them. It's like seeing the Eiffel Tower or the Pyramids at Giza. They are amazingly beautiful icons.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I was in Aspen for a wedding and decided to go to Maroon Bells while I was still in town. A group of us took a paid bus ride from downtown Aspen up to the visitor's center and then a bus up to the mountain; it was a convenient way of getting there as parking is limited and the driver... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Absolutely beautiful!! Can't even be described! Very peaceful for the amount of people that were there! It was very easy to catch the bus to go up and back down the road. My husband and I are not in great shape and we did the loop trial around the lake easily, I was impressed with the fact of such an... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We did the snowmobile trip to Maroon Bells on a sublime day. The views of pyramid peak were breathtaking and we were surrounded by fresh powder. This is a great adventure for anyone who can sit on a snowmobile - thrill seekers will find it a bit tame and you need to be 18 so older children who want to... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

A must see attraction We did the bus up and bicycle down. It was the most fun time. The ride down is all down hill. We took our own time to come down the most scenic route

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have seen. Really serene, beautiful, all the adjectives are less for this place.

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