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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3445
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Ranked #18 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Most recent review
- Jun 23, 2014
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Houston, Texas, USA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Explore the ice caves, hike along the best waterfalls on Independence Pass and have a picnic on the huge flat rocks in the. Sunshine. Good parking.

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Park City, Kansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Grottos was not to be missed. The hike was fun and the cascades were awesome. The Roaring Fork river was really roaring! The hike was rocky, just like we like them.

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Massachusetts
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158 reviews 158 reviews
65 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is well worth a stop about 9 mi east of Aspen on Highway 82. The trails are signed, but it would be helpful if there was a map board providing an overview of the area. There's a number of picnic tables by the parking lot and further towards the falls. The path to the falls is short and relatively... More

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Kimberly, Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is one of our favorite hikes. It's easy and the Grottos are beautiful water falls. Don't forget to check out the ice caves.

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