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Maroon Bells

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Address: Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
Phone Number: 19709251940
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This place is amazing! The hike was so pretty, we saw so many great sites. Unfortunatly, the scenic route was closed due to moose, but the scene from the lake was amazing and we... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can see why this is such a popular destination, lake offers superb views. Trails are very accessible. Only real negative is this place is so well travelled... Only a 15 min drive from Aspen.

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Thank HClowd
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is amazing! The hike was so pretty, we saw so many great sites. Unfortunatly, the scenic route was closed due to moose, but the scene from the lake was amazing and we could still hike the other trails! Must do!

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Thank Holly D
Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bells is a must do when visiting anywhere in the Roaring Fork Valley. As a local, I never get tired of the view. It is truly incredible. I would advise bringing layers and good walking shoes/hiking shoes if you plan on walking around because the wind blowing off the lake is chilly. Further, the best time to go is... More 

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Thank mecohen27
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you visit Aspen, seeing the Maroon Bells is essential. At Maroon Lake, the view of the Maroon Bells is always slightly different and amazing no matter how many photos and paintings you've seen. There are many hiking trails but the easiest, the Scenic Loop i highly recommend doing.

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Boulder, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Either hop on the first free shuttle of the morning or drive up before 8:00 for $10. On a lovely morning, the sun on the Maroon Bells is a sight to behold! This is one of Colorado's most iconic views!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The pictures we shared of Maroon Bells does not do it justice!!! Words can not describe the beauty I saw!!!

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you arrive by car it must be before 8am or after 5pm. A bus takes you there any other time of day. National Park Pass is ok to use for entry and so is Senior Pass. Well worth the trip. Lots of good hiking for anyone wanting more than just a walk around the lake.

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Thank lunamoon51
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We managed to arrive at the Ranger Entry Station at ten minutes to eight, so we were able to drive all the way to the lake. It was worth getting up early ! The Bells reflected clearly on the lake, and the surrounding mountains were also very scenic. We also saw a bull moose on the lake. Detouring to Aspen... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful scenery and if you're lucky great opportunities to see wildlife. Marmots are common, along with small animals. (But do not try to feed them no matter how cute!) Bears have been sighted, but I'm happy I haven't seen any. We have seen moose and elk but not this year, although they have been active this summer around here. We... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There's a reason this is one of the most photographed places in the US. There are many different types of scenery from the red rocks on one side to the grey granite peaks on the other. Meadows, streams, lakes, wildflowers...this place has it all!!! I wish we could have stayed longer, but we got there late. Speaking of which...when they... More 

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