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Maroon Bells

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Address: Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
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Quiet place to breathe

Family road trip to the bells. Pack a lunch and ride the bus to the trailhead. No cars allowed up here. Nature lovers need only apply.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Family road trip to the bells. Pack a lunch and ride the bus to the trailhead. No cars allowed up here. Nature lovers need only apply.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The short hike to see the Bells across Maroon Lake is worth it for anyone. Go in the Fall and be amazed, I have herd these are the most photographed mountains in the world and you will see why. Of all the mountains I've hiked and climbed only the Dolomites in Italy have so far been on this level for... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Maroon Bells is one our our favorite places to visit. Been there many times. Any time of the year is good and any time of the day is good. However early spring has snow capped Bells and fall (mid to late September) has the aspen changing color are specially noteworthy. If you have to pick one time of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This park was beautiful! We took the scenic loop trail and it was pretty easy for a beginner like me. It was a bit rocky, so good hiking boots are advised. The whole hike was picture worthy, I took tons beautiful pictures. I throughly enjoyed it here and I will most definitely come back!

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Grinnell, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When envisioning in ones head what Adam and Eve may have seen when walking through the garden of Eden.......don't wander any longer. Just visit the Martin belles. If Heaven exists it surely is something like the Maroon Belles! Visit!

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Mesa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have waited 30 years for a return visit to the Maroon Bells. I cannot adequately describe the beauty of these mountains and this area. This mid May morning we headed up to the area in rain and light snow. We were virtually alone to experience this incredible scenery. We hiked around Maroon Lake and enjoyed seeing a beaver dam,... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The US Forest Service in Aspen has moved their summer information office from in town to the Aspen Highlands ticket office where tickets are bought for the bus ride up to the Maroon Bells. This is a not to be missed location and the most photographed spot in Colorado. Be sure to bring a raincoat/windbreaker and good walking shoes. The... More 

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Rochester
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is one of the most photographed areas in Colorado. It is a must see. Early in the morning you can get the mountain reflection in the water.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I'm sure this is a beautiful place to see all year round; we were blessed to be there during the peak of the Aspen trees flaunting their fall foliage. There is a small entrance fee and the parking areas can become very crowded, but the view is worth the money and effort. There are public restrooms available and the trek... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Bells are one of my favorite places on earth, but few know that it is closed to regular traffic and that it is the absolute perfect place to bike to - due to the low traffic flow IMHO.

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