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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Aspen, CO 81611
970 925 3445
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Ranked #2 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Houston, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting Maroon Bells for many years, especially to celebrate our anniversary which is in fall color season which about first week of October. The views are spectacular, hiking around the lake and up a ways is easy, and it is absolutely the most photographed mountain scenery in the whole USA.

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is such a beautiful area. It's just breath taking. The lake is crystal clear and there were lots of wildflowers. In the summer generally you need to take the shuttle to get there, but you can drive before 9am. We got there about 8:00 and the parking lot was pretty full already. Early in the day is a great... More

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Good for kids and people that don't want to work to hard. Mostly flat walk around the lake with a beaver hutch on the far side.

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San Diego, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Beautiful scenery, takes about 2-3 hrs depending on how fast you want to go, and how much time you take. Can also hike from there to the upper lake

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was honestly the best hike I have ever taken! The scenery was gorgeous in all directions! I took the free guided tour around Maroon Lake and the guides were very informative. It was amazing!

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Such peace and beauty and FUN! We saw two moose across the lake. The water was blue, it was a sunny day with a gorgeous sky, the backdrop of the snow covered mountains just added the finishing touch not to mention the wildflowers.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This was a nice and scenic trail around the Maroon Lake. There were babies and strollers all over the place, definitely a family hike for beginners, but also a must for experienced hikers!

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Aurora, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I took the easy trail around Maroon Lake. It is easy to navigate but a bit crowded on the weekends. Everyone is very friendly, the bus driver will give you a guided trip up but on the way back were quiet. At that point everyone is tired and they seem to understand this.

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Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

My wife and I decided to go up to Maroon Lake, and this decision did not disappoint. The view from Maroon Lake is absolutely beautiful.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This was one of the best hikes I've been on and it began with the view from Maroon Lake!! If you go up to Maroon Bells make sure to go up to Crater Lake!!

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