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West Maroon Trail

Aspen, CO
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Ranked #14 of 59 attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Most recent review
- Feb 16, 2014
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Having completed the overnight hiking trip from Aspen to Crested Butte over the Maroon Passes the last week of Sept 2013 with three friends from the U.K., I'd thought I'd take the opportunity to provide a trip report to help others attempting to do the same. We arrived in Aspen from Denver on a Sunday, with plans to a hike... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Our first day hike in the Maroon Bells and it was amazing! As it moderately climbs through beautiful stands of Aspen we hiked beyond Crater Lake and into the forest and across several scree fields. Very scenic with many stream crossings and a constant view of the pass. Sure wish we had planned to go on to Crested Butte...next time!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

My daughter is getting married in November and we decided to do our last father-daughter trip to Aspen, with the focal point being the Aspen to Created Butte hike via the Western Maroon Trail. We secured a map and valuable info from the friendly staff at Ute Mountaineer in Aspen. We packed our backpacks with water, energy bars, and sandwiches... More

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Keystone, Colorado, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Started this Hike at 7am at the Maroon Bell Lake Trail Head. I am used to the high elevation since I have been living at 9000 feet for the past 7 month . My daughter who just got here from South Carolina had a very hard time ones we got up to higher elevation. She is very fit, but the... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Don't miss a chance to walk to Crested Butte over this 12500 ft. pass in the Maroon Bells! A spectacular view of a breathtaking garden awaits you at the top in the high meadow!

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Denver, Colorado
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Weather forecast called for 50% Chance of rain. I don't mind walking in a nice mist rain, so we headed out. About 3 hours in, we began to pass others on the trail who had gotten to the creek crossings and turned around. The first one was mid calf for me and no problem, so we carried on the next... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Highly recommend this trail. On the Aspen side, starts out at Maroon Bells lake, then ascends through a beautiful and rugged valley to a high pass. Then, you descend into a grassy and flower-filled valley on the Crested Butte side. When we went, there were an amazing number of wildflowers on the Crested Butte side. Got a ride back to... More

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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can hike this trail all the way to Crested Butte, 11 miles, if you like. From late June until early August you won't see wildflowers like this anywhere. Have someone meet you in Crested Butte and spend the night.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Gorgeous!! Wear sunscreen. Bring hat & water. Do lunch elsewhere. Hike #2 is the Ultimate. Beautiful & fun day

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Aspen, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

My husband and I have hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte every summer since 2006. We LOVE the hike and we love spending an evening in Crested Butte! We hike over, takes about 5.5 hours, have Dolly's Mountain Shuttle pick us up, dinner and drinks in town and then have Dolly's Mountain Shuttle take us back over the Aspen the... More

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