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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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- Aug 25, 2014
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brooklyn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

This was a fun and easy walk to the grottos. There was no ice in the caves when we were there...the stream was trickling. We were the only two by the grottos the morning we went, so we were able to climb all over and in them. Fun photos! Just past the grottos is a pretty waterfall. It was so... More

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Brentwood, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

This was an easy, but spectacular hike. The rushing water and views were fantastic. But the "ice cave" is non-existent during the warm weather - don't bother scraping up your hands and shins to shimmy down there.

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