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Address: Aspen, CO
Activities: Hiking

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Beautiful, & Memorable Hiking Trail

My husband, college age sons and niece hiked the West Maroon Bells Trail from Aspen to Crested Butte last weekend and had a fantastic time. The trail is rated strenuous so with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We did this hike recently and were in awe of the wildflowers on the Crested Butte side. It's a tough hike because it's steep and because it's so rocky. I much prefer the CB side and probably wouldn't do the complete hike again as coming down from the CB was hell on my knees. We met some fantastic people, though,... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My husband, college age sons and niece hiked the West Maroon Bells Trail from Aspen to Crested Butte last weekend and had a fantastic time. The trail is rated strenuous so with appropriate rests for the altitude and eleveation gain and the right gear we made the trip as 58 yr. olds and enjoyed it. Our sons and niece could've... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We started at about 7am from Maroon Lake. It took us 7 hours to get to the Crested Butte side. We stopped for lunch but did not spend much time on the saddle. The reverse route is much easier due to more downhill. The wild flowers were at their peak towards the end of July 2015. Plenty of streams along... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

A must do hike for lovers of stunning scenery and prolific fields of wildflowers. The Aspen to CB route is the harder direction. About as challenging as a class one 14er. Allow about 7 hours and get on the trail by 6am. We used Dolly's Mountain Shuttle for trailhead pickup and they were awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This trail was good between the two lakes but in my opinion as soon as you go further It looses its interest- unless you are looking for a hike across the creeks or up a mountain. I thought the views were great for the first 1-2 miles then it became less interesting to me.

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Northern WI, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: Aspen, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen

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