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Maroon Bells

Address: Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #1 of 89 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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Colorado Springs
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ride Harleys and riding them up to Maroon Bells is spectacular! It's as good as Glacier National Park and Independence Pass. Then then is another alternative that is almost as good and that is at the circle (round about) where you head to Maroon Bells, just next to it is the road to Ashcroft. No tourist only locals know... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Perhaps my expectations were inflated by the numerous glowing reviews here and elsewhere. I enjoyed the hike, the facilities were, by and large, good, and the views pleasing. But, I would not agree that Maroon Bells is "can't miss," or "breathtaking." If you have the time and wish to spend a few hours hiking in pleasant surroundings, by all means,... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

A must see. Either hike on a low trail around the lake or go up the path to the upper lake. Any level of hiker should go, even those who can only walk a little.

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colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the most beautiful places on earth. Unfortunately, a lot of people feel that way, so taking a bus there during the summer is the only way to get there. You have to share your experience with an awful lot of other people. if you can be around the lake during twilight, it is a truly magical experience.

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Wilton, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of America's most beautiful locations to enjoy mother nature either with friends or alone. In good weather, when open, hiking is fantastic.

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have traveled extensively and have seen many fabulous places in Europe, Brazil, and North America. However, our favorite of all is Maroon Bells, where we go as often as possible in early October to see the golden aspens and celebrate our wedding anniversary.

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I typically do back-country hikes, so this was on our way to the trail head, but for people who can not go into the backcountry with a heavy backpack, this is a location that should not be missed. Bring your camera!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The views are beautiful. We hiked the trails and could not believe the views getting better and better. It is a must stop in Aspen.

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Cassville, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Oh my! Let me just say you MUST DO THIS! This is by far the most photographed place in the World. The proximity to Aspen is so close that you must take 15 minutes to go this location. You will not be disappointed!

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Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Go before 8am in summer to get parking. Later you must take a bus from downtown. Hike 2 miles for lower lake or much longer for a backpacking trip.

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