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Maroon Bells

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #1 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I really have no words to describe this place. It is so peaceful and beautiful. We had a wonderful encounter where a moose walked out of the woods and toward the beautiful lake. We were very fortunate that the Moose didn't charge anyone :-). It made for a wonderful day. I would visit here again.

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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful mountain peaks, lake, fall color, drive, serene and peaceful, missed the waterfall though. They had the tral blocked off because of 2 moose. Next time.

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Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Colorado classic view, with Rocky Mountains, turning leaves, glacier lake, accommodating trails, and the National Forest Staff is helpful and works hard to make this experience one of the best in the country.

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

There are a lot of beautiful mountains in the world, but the bells really are something special. When we were here in September the leaves were just starting to change, the sky was a crystal clear blue, the bells were reflecting perfectly in the lake, and two moose (meese?) wandered by. What more could you want?

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Can't beat the scenery, it's a must see for hikers of any skill level. The first part around Maroon lake is easy pretty and easy, but bring good shoes to hike to Crater lake or farther, it's a rocky trail! Don't forget a camera!!

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

there is a reason this place is one of the most photographed in colorado. We were there for fall colors which added to the splendor and beauty. Take time to hike around the area and pull off on side roads to explore even more great view. Keep your eyes out for wild life like moose and bear

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New York City, New York
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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A $10 fee to enter the area, but worth. Its beautiful. It gets crowded on the weekends so try to plan your visit for during the week. During the high season and on weekends in September you have to do the park and drive. In September it is especially stunning as the aspens are golden in color and breathtaking......but the... More

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Stunning place. Easy bus ride to the start of the trails. Easy walking options that are kid friendly and tougher hikes to see as well. Should not be missed.

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Austin, TX
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

We visited in early September and it was absolutely beautiful. We took the bus into the park and spent the better part of the day just hiking and wondering around. There was moose in the lake so that was pretty special. I would love to go back when the wildflowers are at their peak. Overall a very good day and... More

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Peyton, Colorado
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90 reviews 90 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Visited after Labor Day in early September during the week (on a Thursday) so were able to drive to the bells (vs. having to take bus tour) and since we had National Park senior pass didn't have to pay $10 entrance fee. Couldn't have asked for better weather which led to perfect picture taking views. Suggest earlier in day vs.... More

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