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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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Boulder, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

If you want to see nature at its best, it would be hard to beat Maroon Bells. Located a few miles from Aspen city center, this is one of the most photographed locations in the US. Its so refreshing and peaceful there that you might loose track of time while absorbing the view. During summers, there is more water in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

After visiting we understood why they are some of the most photographed peaks in North America. We stayed in Glenwood Springs and left there at 6:30 AM, arriving at the parking loot near the lake around 7:20. There was a self-pay station at the entrance as no rangers were on duty at that hour. There were probably 20 other people... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Light walk along well established trails lead you to a beautiful serene lake that reflects the Maroon Bell mountains in front of you. Best seen near sunup or very early morning for the orange hue. We saw a hugh Moose drinking at the lake about 50 yards from the public trail path! That is definitely not typical, but wonderful if... More

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Evergreen, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

First off, I have been to a lot of beautiful places in Colorado and had also previously visited Maroon Bells the prior year in June. But this time I was completely blown away.... the fall colors combined with recent snow made this a spectacular sight to see.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great view, nice area to hike in, beautiful fall colors, and even saw a bull moose. Great place to take photos and nice hiking trails to Crater Lake and beyond.

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Take lots of water since there is a rise in elevation!! You can not travel into park by car only by bus. The bus ride is very informative with history. Take your camera!!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took the bus in from the Aspen Highlands at Four Mountain Sports shop (as advised) and it was the right thing to do - $6 bucks. Make sure to look at the Maroon River as you drive up and back ... You will understand why it is called Maroon River. Private vehicles were being turned back as the parking... More

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

"The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile" Word to the wise...go during the off-peak season. We were there on a Monday, in early October. There were probably 200(?) visitors total. I talked to our campground host who had been there just 10 days prior, on a Wednesday... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What is there to say?? One of the most photographed mountains in Colorado (or the USA?). Great scenic view - looking at the Maroon bells from across the Maroon lake. Try to make it really early in the morning so that you can get a clear reflection of the mountain on the lake.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The most beautiful place in Colorado - not like any fourteener on the planet. Easy trails but at 9500 feet expect snow 9 months of the year so be sure to pack boots, gloves and a warm coat.

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