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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3445
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Ranked #18 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Last year on the way to Independence Pass from Aspen we passed several trailheads and camping areas along the road. All of them looked like they would be fun to explore. It took a while to plan ahead for these this year because we couldn’t remember the names of the trailheads. After some extensive searching both in trip advisor and... More

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kansas city
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good easy hike well worth the time. Great place to sit and picnic and by roaring forks creek so you could here the rushing water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The trail to the Ice Caves/Grotto entrance is very short. It doesn't look like you can easily get down into it, but it is possible and not too scary. The inside is relatively small, but gorgeous. This is a fun activity to fill an hour or so, especially in the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were driving on Independence Pass and seen the signs for the grotto and knew that it was a must from reading reviews! This was a very easy trail for us with our 4 kids (ages 2-8). You will need some hiking experience if you'd like to go into the grotto, or at least when we were there you did... More

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San Francisco, California
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our total trip was maybe 30-45 minutes, with the hike taking a total of 10-15 if you don't stop. We came here for the ice caves but it was all melted by now (August). Even so, we were able to climb down into the "caves" to explore a bit, and then walked along the river watching and listening to the... More

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Edinburg, Texas
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29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This spot was so neat! The trail to see the grottos was short and easy. The ice cave was so cool to see. We saw this massive block of ice in the cave in Mid July. The creek has carved out beautiful formations in the rock and is a site that you must see to believe. This is a must-see... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Friends told us to make sure we stopped at the Grottos on our way back to Denver. We're really glad we did. Just a short walk and you're at a beautiful waterfall over huge boulders. Definitely worth it. We just walked to the falls and then got back on the road, but there are other trails as well.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This year the rivers are raging. Go and enjoy your self with ice cave, cool pines, easy, level walks.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The grottos were a fun experience....huge boulders set in a pine forest with a roaring mountain stream. Good vistas and the cascades are a must view. Our kids went down in the ice caves more a ice caven....cool place to stop

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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17 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Small area with a couple of trails not far from Aspen with easy access. The trail on the parking lot side of the creek goes to the bottom of a nice waterfall, the trail across the bridge goes up a little to the so called ice caves and the top of the falls. Good place for families to explore but... More

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