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Maroon Bells

Address: Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #1 of 27 Attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Outdoors
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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

my fiance and I visited in September and it was great. The main lake is right next to a parking lot, so no hiking needed. We did the hike to Crater Lake which was not bad at all (about 1 1/2 hours) then went up west maroon trail to a waterfall where we ate lunch. Make sure to go on... More

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Highlands Ranch, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

September 19, 2014 the Aspen were stunning. The park was ablaze with beauty. The trip on the bus was very crowded which you have to expect at the height of the Aspen. Well organized friendly people.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Have visited the Bells on many occasions over the years and in different seasons, but had not been back in quite a long time. They have always been spectacular and this visit was no exception. The hiking is great and the scenery is spectacular, especially when the Aspen trees are changing. It is managed by the national park service and... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

getting a chance to ride up to the Bells is a terrific treat, do it if you can, either by bus or car. The lake there has trails to walk, you can dip a fishin pole, (get a license!) and have a picnic. Take an extended walk up hill to Crater lake if you are acclimated and are reasonably fit.... More

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Kiel, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

One of the most beautiful places I have ever been. We went end of October and were fortunate that the tops had snow but yet 60 degrees at the lake. Great hiking trails that took us through some of the most beautiful country imaginable. Got up close to a moose on edge of the lake and actually had to back... More

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Rancho Cucamonga, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I have traveled to Maroon Bells numerous times throughout the year. It is the most photographed and recognized mountains. You will not be disappointed in it's beauty! I would recommend visiting if you love the majesty of the mountains. You can only get to it in the Winter by a tour bus which I have never taken. Snowmobiles and cross... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Unfortunately you pretty much have to pay for the visit/view. Another great option, if it is not winter...if to go up the road by Aspen Hospital, Castle Creek and take a left on wither Midnight mine 2 or so miles or Little Annie about 6 miles. DO NOT TRY IN WINTER!!! Once you get up to where the Y is... More

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Denver, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you love hiking, views or mountains then you'll enjoy the Maroon Bells. Whether you are an avid or leisure hiker you will enjoy the scenery either way. The trail leads in gradually and the views are just a few steps into the trail so you really don't need to go for a "hike". Note the $10 entry fee per... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful works of nature. Take the time to walk around the entire lake. The reflection of the mountains on the lake has such a peaceful effect on the body and soul. Maroon Lake is a treasure one will certainly enjoy and always have a special place in your heart.

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Aspen, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Talk about too many people and dogs, this completely ruins this wilderness experience. It's like being at an attraction in Las Vegas. I spoke with one of the Forest Rangers he said they remove about 700 lbs of garbage each season from this wilderness and had to bury 60+ piles of human fecal matter!!! Unfortunately human standards have dropped so... More

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