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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Address: Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970 925 3445
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Ranked #4 of 89 things to do in Aspen
Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
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Type: Hiking trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking
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Barnstable, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

It was lovely,The Maroon Bells are lovely and the Aspen trees in the fall are so so beautiful. Can hike if you want to or just walk in and enjoy the views

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Philadelphia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a lovely hike in a beautiful area. We did it with three generations. Be sure to take your camera, water and a picnic lunch. We had a delightful lunch at the edge of crater lake with gorgeous panoramic views. Great hike for the whole family.

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Portland, Oregon
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I can't really say...I hike all over the world, this is just a beautiful area of the state and easily accessible. I hike in Glacier National Park, so that's one of my favorite places, but this place is easy to get to if you're in Aspen.

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Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
61 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Short hike for the easy going. Take water and snacks and wear appropriate clothing and layer. Weather in the Rockies can change in an instant. Beautiful scenery, wildlife and wildflowers can be seen on the hike. Take your camera for that one in a million shot.

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San Diego, California
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235 reviews 235 reviews
109 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

This is a scenic walk in a beautiful area. It is at altitude, so be careful. There is parking before the trail.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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258 reviews 258 reviews
76 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This is a fun, leisurely hike good for all ages, though only stroller and wheelchair accessible in the beginning. The views are stunning and there is wildlife. On our second day at the Bells, there were moose camped out just beside the trail and they had to close it for a time. Fortunately we had done it the day before... More 

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Lyons, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Couldn't stop saying, "Wow" and "Oh my gosh". This is one of my all time favorite hikes. We went in late September and the fall foliage was spectacular. Wear shoes with good ankle support. The trail is rocky.

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New York City, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The views here are amazing. The trails are well-marked and easy. Views are stunning. Be sure to bring some snacks and make a picnic of the experience. Definitely photogenic.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Great place to hike around lake or up to Carter Lake. Can also hike up East or West Maroon Trails. Beautiul place to hike or take picnic lunch and hike around.

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The hike was a hike... not crazy but be ready to do some uphill for a bit.. When you arrive at Crater Lake you will be happy and glad you made the effort. Stop and take in the views as you head up and down as you get many different scenes that you can miss if you don't take it... More 

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