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Address: Aspen, CO
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One of THE MOST DIFFICULT and taxing HIKES in area

If you start early, and are in good shape, and acclimated to the altitude, and have hiking experience and ALL the proper gear to bring with you, including food, water, rain gear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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70 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you start early, and are in good shape, and acclimated to the altitude, and have hiking experience and ALL the proper gear to bring with you, including food, water, rain gear and warm clothing, this is a great hike which will take up most of the day...have RESPECT for the mountains as they will NOT bend to your will....you... More 

Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Wildwood, Missouri
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This trail is for experienced hikers. Steep climb. Much snow on trails early in summer. Spectacular views. Take your teenage son or daughter, one on one for one, of the most meaningful days of your life. Share with them what God has created. The memories and visions will last forever.

Thank WindsOfWildwood
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I was visiting family in Denver and wanted to take a hike to remember. Being from Pittsburgh Pa. I wasn't really altitude conditioned. It took about 8 hours total but the time went by so fast. Well it didn't disappoint. When you finally reach the pass it just takes your breath away!!!The drive on i70 was just breathless as well.... More 

Thank Ron B
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want a real workout, this is the hike for you! Nearly a 14er but not quite. Heck of a view from the top! Be sure to be prepared. Bring plenty of water, food, and hiking poles will serve you well on this trail! Do wear proper footwear, with good tread. Flip flops and sandals would be a huge... More 

1 Thank Aspenfunnygal
Des Moines, Iowa
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27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hiked this Sept. 26, 2014. We started at Maroon Lake. The Aspens were in full color and it was amazing. Pyramid Peak which is to your left to start and then behind you on your way up to the pass becomes bigger and more amazing the higher you climb. I enjoyed every part of this hike. It requires effort... More 

2 Thank billrae93
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Buckskin Pass is a beautiful hike. We climbed at around 9 AM on a Monday in August and the crowds were not an issue whatsoever. For the most part, we had the trail to ourselves, and the few people we saw on the way up were friendly and polite. We shared the summit with about ten people, but no one... More 

2 Thank hbsta15
Stamford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Did this hike on a weekday in July, just went up to the pass and back. Was fantastic that it wasn't crowded at all and we didn't encounter too many hikers until we got back down towards Crater Lake again (then the masses appeared). Not a technical hike at all and very easy to see and stay on the trail.... More 

3 Thank coopsafruitloops
Snowmass, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The hike, which winds it's way under North Maroon Peak, through evergreen forests, and around alpine meadows, is great. But the view from Buckskin Pass over into the Snowmass Lake area will have you dreaming of your very own secluded log cabin in the woods. Plus there may be mountain goats!

3 Thank JohnThomasYoung
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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127 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Take a 2-3 day packtrip over Buckskin pass to Maroon Lake, and you'l be looking for Julie Andrews singing in the meadows!

1 Thank james f
Atlanta, GA
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54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

When you arrive at Maroon Bells, you start the trail on the right side of the lake and go through some beautiful Aspen groves. Then as you hike to the right, you start to go through more evergreens and will see some stunning views of the Bells. You will actually end up above them by the time you get to... More 

6 Thank aujmk

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