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Grottos Trail

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Address: Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +1 970 925 3445
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Activities: Hiking

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Amazing Rocks

An interesting spot with incredible openings in the rocks showing how rushing water and carve out rocks in fantastic shapes. Nice easy hike to water cascades and rocks to sit on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Haverhill, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

An interesting spot with incredible openings in the rocks showing how rushing water and carve out rocks in fantastic shapes. Nice easy hike to water cascades and rocks to sit on and enjoy.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just a few miles toward Independence Pass from Aspen. Beautiful cascades and flowing creek. Early in the morning, I was the only one there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Ask directions from a local before heading out to this!! This is hard to find if you don't know it is there, but once you find it, it is really amazing. It is not far outside Aspen downtown. (It does not really show up on a map app.) There was no ice and there was some water on the floor... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family came with my husband on a business trip to Aspen. I was looking for something free and fun to entertain my four kids ages 9-15. This was an excellent place to visit. It was a very short walk to see amazing beauty of the Rockies. The trail is marked well. There are bathrooms at the trail head. There... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Grottos trail/park is a couple miles from Aspen on the road (Hwy 82) up to Independence Pass. I've always stopped at the top of the pass or at the Ghost Town of Independence for a break, but when nature called (in more than one way!) I pulled into the Grottos. The park is right next to a great section... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You drive down and there is a parking lot (it probably can fit about 10 cars, so it could be crowded, depending when you go). There are 2 restrooms :) There are @ 3 picnic tables - 1 in a grove of tress and 2 by the water, and a bridge that takes you over the rushing stream. So much... More 

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Southern Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Short scenic drive from Aspen. We found plenty of parking - arrived around 11 am. We hiked the trails around and back to the caves. The kids - 10 to 23 enjoyed climbing the rocks and exploring. The cascades were sooo pretty. Kids climbed up higher and found another cave to explore while parents relaxed by the water on a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My wife and our two kids stopped here for a quick hike as we were driving up to Independence Pass from Aspen. A woman at the visitor's bureau in Aspen recommended it, and we weren't in a hurry so we decided to visit. Parking can be tight, but if you can find a spot in the lot or nearby it's... More 

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Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

So I almost don't want to share this one for fear the place will get too busy. It's such a great place to stop....take a short hike, explore the ice caves (more of a crack in the ground) and the cascading waterfall, have a picnic. Although this trail is easy and is suitable for almost anyone, come prepared with proper... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I love going to secluded hikes in Colorado. If you're going/leaving Aspen you must come to this spot. It is right off of HWY82 and you can map yourself to 'Grotto's Trail'. It literally was a 10 min hike to the 'ice caves' (I'm assuming there was no ice since we were there in the fall and 5 mins more... More 

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