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Maroon Bells

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Ranked #1 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
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new york
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63 reviews 63 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful hike that lives up to is fame. Heard about this place for many years. But finally made it. We went to crater lake. Which is a 4 miles hike. Not too difficult bit the view is so nice. Go!

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Westminster, Colorado
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

View of the lake and the Bells is just so beautiful. We got to see a bull moose and it was just a great experience. Bus is a great way to get there and if you are a hiker, it's great

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most beautiful places on earth.This area is so photogenic, one of the our country's best! If you are a photographer, research on the best time to go.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful place I have ever seen! What a great view. We hiked the trail to crater lake which took about 45 minutes. We had 80 degrees and sun, then got down poured on with rain and hail. The mountain weather is definitely unique! Great trip! Well worth the visit. About 6 dollars to take the bus out to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed if you're visiting the Aspen area. As cars are not allowed up for conservation reasons, there is a regular and very informative bus service that takes you right up to the starting point which is the Maroon lake. An absolutely stunning starting point! From here, you have several choices. Either hang around the lake and enjoy... More

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Beverly Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What a great experience. Besides the multiple unbelievable photo ops. Just moving to be here. Hiked the Maroon Bells Scenic route. Make sure to hike the entire loop. The higher portion past the bridge offers a closer sense of the mountains while you hike along the fast running creek and it's water falls and loud rapids. Above the bridge the... More

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Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

There was a packed bus that shuttled us up to Maroon Bells. Buses leave every 15 minutes so theres no worry about missing one. The ride up the mountain was informative as the driver told us what we might expect to see. We did see some birds along the ride. Once there, the views are awesome. It's a beautiful walk.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

What a treat! If you are in Aspen, one of the very first things that you have to visit are the maroon bells. Take the bus from the Highlands or ride your bike if you feel energetic, around 13 miles uphill. It's a beautiful ride and once you get there it's breathtaking. The views are great and everything is so... More

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Bunch, Oklahoma
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Normally, a place like this is over hyped, but not here. They may be the most beautiful mountain peaks in Colorado and with a bus ride, you don't have to fight the traffic.

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Davie, Florida, United States
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5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

One of the most scenic and breathtaking area I have been to. The trail to the second lake takes about 75 minutes and you need to be in some sort of shape to make it. Also, bring bug spray as the mosquitos are prevalent in the summer as you get closer to the Lake.

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