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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3445
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Ranked #19 of 59 attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Most recent review
- Dec 30, 2013
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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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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Houston, Texas, USA
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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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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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203 helpful votes 203 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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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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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

That was the temperature of the water cascading down the falls. The rocks are so beautifully carved by the water, and easy to see. Very easy hike, lots of people, but you never felt overwhelmed by people. My husband hiked down to the ice cave and said it was literally cool and beautiful. Again, rocks carved so intricately by the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Great short family hike... The grottos are cool and the cascade waterfalls are great. Quick hike for even very small children.

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Prescott Valley, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Several people said we had to do this. There's a small parking lot and bridge to cross over the creek. Ice grotto in July still has ice in it. Small water falls this time of year nice to look at.

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went to the Grotto in the afternoon after hiking the Crater Lake Trail at Maroon Bells in the morning. It's hard to compare anything with vistas of the Maroon Bells, but the Ice Caves at the Grotto are fun. The caves are very close to the parking lot, and would easily be missed if they weren't marked. You can... More

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