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Address: Aspen, CO
Activities: Hiking

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Now this is a HIKE!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Aspen,
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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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 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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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 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

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Snowmass, Colorado
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 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!

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Had this trail mostly to myself after passing Maroon and then Crater Lake. No water in Crater this time of year after a dry winter, but the views across Maroon to the Maroon Bells are world-class and inspiring start to the hike. The trail up to Buckskin is challenging, but not too hard or technical at all. The last 1/2... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

worth the trip past Highlands. Gorgeous views. go to the top and pack a lunch.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

This hike starts out at the over populated Maroon Bells, once you get to the upper Crater lake turn, you go right instead of left. From there you climb a constant gradual path that passes mountain rivers, wild flowers and amazing views. Near the top are switch backs to get you to the top of the pass. Once there you... More 

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Address: Aspen, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen

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