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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 3445
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Ranked #3 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Beautiful scenery and getting exercise at the same time! A wonderful moderate hike to the top. We missed the waterfall, though. The trail was closed because of 2 moose. Next time. Gorgeous fall color in September with Aspen trees.

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

After you take in the main views at Maroon Bells (near the parking lot) you can venture off in several directions to various trails around the lake. Some trails are easy; some trails are more strenuous and less traveled. Since we had young kids we decided to try the Maroon Lake Scenic loop. We weren’t sure how long it would... More

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Lakewood, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The hike was moderate for those used to hiking. The views were spectacular! As you walk through the aspen forest you will find yourself looking at the mountains surrounding you. With a sore knee, using trekking poles were essential for me. I would recommend trekking poles to take the strain off your knees and to help keep your balance.The trail... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a nice walk for those who don't want to hike up the trails but want to experience Maroon Bells, not difficult.

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Top Contributor
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We took the short walk along the lake while at Maroon Bells. It is just breathtaking to look at. It was a misty morning with some sun interspersed by light rain as the mini-storms came over the peaks. That combo just made it more picturesque. We were glad we took light jackets as the weather and temperature varied significantly in... More

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brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This trail circles Maroon Lake, then forms a loop through the aspen forests behind it. The map of the area says there is a falls, but it is really only a cascade, that is still pretty. This is very short with some ups and downs, but not at all strenuous. It was very green and lush with wildflowers, and views... More

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delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great hike! It would have been perfect if it did not rain. Taking the shuttle is the best way to get there. The tram driver provides a good insight into the area.

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Rockville, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We walked around Maroon Lake when we visited Maroon Bells. Easy walk and offered different views of Maroon Bells.

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Upper Nyack, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It takes a little effort to get there, and it is not as pristine and quiet as it used to be, what with all of the folks traipsing around talking about how they cannot get a cell phone signal and missing the sights, but it is worth it to walk a little farther and see the scenery. And go during... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were lucky to find this great road that takes you back thru the beautiful mountains for a glorious day trip

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