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West Maroon Trail

Address: Aspen, CO
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Ranked #11 of 71 Activities 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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Northern WI, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We began on the Crested Butte end of the trail. We arrived in Crested Butte the night before and our son dropped us at the trail head in the morning. The trail began with easy going rolling terrain. My wife and I are flat-landers in our late 50's. The hike was challenging to us, but oh so worth it! The... More 

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

my fiance (27 and 28) and I hiked here and had lunch by the waterfall which is just under an hour from crater lake. easy hike not steep at all, great views

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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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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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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