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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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brooklyn
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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44 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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Ames, Iowa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We drove to the ski resort area (parked there for free), bought a bus ticket there and then took a bus up to the area where the hike starts. I think you can drive up to that point, but only very early or very late in the day. It took us about two hours to hike up to Crater Lake.... More

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Weston, Florida
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96 attraction reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

The trail is beautiful at each and every turn. The trail is an easy hike if you stick to the main trails and quite challenging if you take some of the side trails. It's worth planning on spending a half day or more exploring. There is a bus service from Aspen via Snowmass. The second half of the trip up... More

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I didn't have big expectations, but I was amazed by this awesome spot. I wish I could have stayed longer and hiked for the day, My time schedule and weather was not cooperating. It took a bit of work to find the way to Maroon Bells by bus (the only way you are allowed to go). You must give yourself... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

the hike takes just over an hour for the 1 mile, 500 vert climb. Really neat to see the flora and fauna change over the ascent. Beautiful terrain. Wear hiking or running shoes. Take plenty of bottled water in a back pack. If you have a hiking pole bring it. The average walker/hiker will be winded in the first 20... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We visited Aspen on our road trip through Colorado. The town itself is rather disappointing (compared to Vail, Ouray, Breckenridge, Frisco, etc). However, the very nice lady in the Welcome Center (together with good reviews on TripAdvisor) persuaded us to catch the shuttle to Maroon Lake. Thank goodness! The shuttle ride is very pleasant and the bus driver dispensed interesting... More

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