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West Maroon Trail

Aspen, CO
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Ranked #9 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We hiked this the first weekend of September. It was the most gorgeous hike I've ever done. It is definitely challenging though (we were camping so we had packs). Get an early start (around 7 AM). We used Dolly's Shuttle to get back to aspen and they were wonderful! Definitely recommend to anyone who wants to see wonderful wildlife (we... More

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Santa Monica, California
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We , 3 couples, planned this trip for a while, took care of the logistics, transportation to and from the trailheads at either end, accommodations and dine is Crested Butte etc and set off on a nice day in early August, start at the trailhead at 7 am worked out well. Gorgeous scenery, steady climbing and crossing a couple of... More

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idaho
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I ventured out on this 11 mile trail with 5 other gals. We hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte and stayed in a hotel and then ventured back on the same trail. We debated taking the East Maroon Trail back, but due to expected weather and lack of details, we couldn't be sure how long that route would have taken.... More

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful 11 mile hike to Crested Butte from Maroon bells parking lot. took about 5.5 hours with a lunch break on top of West Maroon and some snack/photo stops. Got a shuttle (dolly shuttles) into Crested butte town from the end of the trail above Emerald lake.

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USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing!!! Incredibly beautiful, especially when the wildflowers are in bloom. I wrote a post describing the hike and logistics. For additional information, see my post "West Maroon Trail / Crested Butte to Aspen"

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Naples, FL
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great hike along clean and cold stream with vistas, moose and waterfalls. take a picnic and plenty of water.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte and back on this trail. It is spectacular! The hike from CB to Aspen is definitely easier. We live at sea level and struggled for air on the climb both ways, but the climb on the Aspen side seemed longer and steeper. Wildflowers in late July were amazing....especially on the CB side. Used Alpine... More

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Avon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Great hike... amazing scenery. My best advice is to pack along a pair of Tevas or Chacos if you are heading up to the top of the pass & beyond. There are several creek crossings on the Aspen side (above Crater Lake), and you will not want wet hiking boots (gaiters will not help you as the water in mid-July... More

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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The shortest way to hike to Crested Butte (approx 7 miles). If you are headed from Aspen you will start at Maroon lake 10,200 ft and summit at West Maroon Pass at approx 12,500 feet. This is a burner. I find it easier to hike from Crested Butte to Aspen. Lots of gorgeous wildflowers and wild raspberry bushes. Note there... More

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If animals are along the paths rangers keep you away. Even on a weekday afernoon there were many visitors.

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