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Aspen Highlands, End of Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have climbed the Maroon Bells several times. It is not an easy climb and has a lot of loose rock. Many experienced climbers get into trouble and have to be rescued, usually city dwellers who get way in over their head. Maroon Lake is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved doing this hike with our teenage daughters and friends! Be aware though it is rather strenuous and not for those who are not used to hiking over rocks and the occasional boulder or log! The views are unbeatable and well worth the effort!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wanderingbliss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We first visited this amazingly gorgeous place in October. Would love to see it in other seasons as well!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ksk552017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is magical, we got there early in the morning, so we had the place all for ourself for about 20 minutes. I just loved everything about Maroon Bells!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank shestoney
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Feed the camp robbers by hand, standing among the bells , the snow and friends. Hard to beat, along with the business done!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 461gregoryb
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

So beautiful! Love the Rocky Mountains! Rode to the Bells from my house. Not battling a bunch of cars early in the day is a blessing...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adam O
Reviewed December 10, 2018

Well, we took a snowmobiling trip to Maroon Bells and unfortunately, we were up so high that the cloud cover blocked our view of the lake. In any event, the whole area is beautiful and was a great 2-hour trip in the winter---you could probably...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed December 5, 2018

I hiked here last Summer in 2017. I came solo and met a few people who were hiking along the way, both solo and in groups. I did not have crampons so I could not go all the way to the top of the 14K...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kat1dawg
Reviewed November 26, 2018

While visiting Aspen, be sure to drive into the park to view the Maroon Bells. This was our second visit and it was more beautiful the second time because we were lucky to visit while the aspens were still gold color.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sweetatr
Reviewed November 21, 2018

We went on the last day the road was open. People were scraping off areas for skating and hockey. Kids began showing up for hockey practice. We hike in the snow to Crater Lake.

Date of experience: November 2018
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October 2, 2018|
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Response from 303Von | Reviewed this property |
Any time of year is great to visit the Maroon Bells. The Bells are majestic and magical. Chances are in mid October most of the fall colors will be gone. I suggest that you keep the Maroon Bells as a destination on your... More
October 1, 2018|
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Response from Mark_traveled13 | Reviewed this property |
There is a wonderful website ski com. Staff is available daily and are experts in touring that area year round. All of the answers are correct, dress in layers and if you are driving from Denver ask your car rental which... More
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September 13, 2018|
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Response from kates732 | Reviewed this property |
Peak weekends in September for viewing fall foliage are 9/15-9/16, 9/22-9/23, 9/29-9/30. I was there in August though and it was still beautiful. The road for the bus usually closes in mid-November.