We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Beautiful place

Beautiful waterfalls and rocks to climb on. Great place to see and take photos. They also have some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie716
,
Cleveland, Ohio
via mobile
You MUST go if you are driving on Independence Pass, don't miss it. Be careful though and wear good shoes!!

There is no cell service up there so be super careful, especially when you make it to the Roaring... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
travelingbandit69
,
Austin, Texas
Read all 117 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ice cave” (8 reviews)
“climb down” (8 reviews)
“short hike” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
CONTACT
Website
+1 970-925-3445
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Aspen
Write a ReviewReviews (117)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"ice cave"
in 8 reviews
"climb down"
in 8 reviews
"short hike"
in 14 reviews
"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"easy hike"
in 9 reviews
"independence pass"
in 24 reviews
"main bridge"
in 2 reviews
"great spot for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"the roaring fork river"
in 7 reviews
"rock formations"
in 3 reviews
"follow the signs"
in 2 reviews
"recent snow"
in 2 reviews
"great for kids"
in 2 reviews
"huge boulders"
in 3 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 2 reviews
"wear good shoes"
in 2 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 114 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls and rocks to climb on. Great place to see and take photos. They also have some trails to walk through.

Thank Melanie716
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no cell service up there so be super careful, especially when you make it to the Roaring Fork River water falls....people have been known to slip in. This is such a beautiful area of Aspen, I go at least once a year and...More

Thank travelingbandit69
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 22, 2018

great for kids too! not a lot of bathroom options so bring purell and go before you get there! can get crowded so go early!

Thank anengineeredtraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

Have gone here for 40 years. Pleasant walk and beautiful scenery. Wish we could have gone into caves but too early in season and full of ice.

1  Thank Jim and Shellie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 10, 2017

This short hike is a great spot to see some interesting water features. Also a nice spot for a picnic lunch.

Thank Barbara F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 1, 2017

Love this spot. Beautiful scenery, nice trail. My parents took me here as a teen and I've brought my kids and friends here. Great spot for a picnic. Be sure and go into the ice caves if you can. When we were here last, there...More

Thank Jim and Shellie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Finding the trail can be tricky as you wander along exposed boulders but the access to these caves should not be very far from the parking lot. The caves can be best accessed by the side nearest the parking lot, take care to climb down...More

Thank davis625
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 16, 2017

About 10 miles outside of Aspen on Hwy-82 going up to Independence Pass. Nice scenic drive (but it's after the portion of the drive where the road goes down to a lane-and-a-half with no center line, and the guard rail looks over steep drop-offs). Well...More

Thank NWtripster
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 3, 2017

The grottos trail features some unusal rock formations and numerous cascades. It is overall an easy trail, but can be slippery. Parking is limited.

Thank Pamela J
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 19, 2017

I found out about this trail when I was looking for waterfalls and caves near Aspen. This place is so picturesque! It's a short hike up to see the caves, they had a lot of water from a recent snow, but no ice. It would...More

Thank GigerWife
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 34 hotels in Aspen
The Gant
1,001 reviews
11.05 miles away
The Little Nell
464 reviews
11.28 miles away
Aspen Square Condominium Hotel
267 reviews
11.30 miles away
The Residence Hotel
107 reviews
11.41 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Big Wrap
151 reviews
11.35 miles away
L'Hosteria
406 reviews
11.30 miles away
Element 47
205 reviews
11.29 miles away
Ajax Tavern
527 reviews
11.30 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Independence Pass
123 reviews
3.46 miles away
Mount Elbert
110 reviews
9.61 miles away
Silver Queen Gondola
352 reviews
11.32 miles away
Aspen Mountain / Ajax
514 reviews
10.70 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Ktgood2b
October 5, 2017|
Answer
Response from marvin b | Reviewed this property |
Daylight I imagine. It is just a parking area.
1
Vote
Jonesyucf407
June 1, 2017|
Answer
Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
The Grottoes trail is not connected to a campsite. There is a campsite not far from there called "Difficult Campground ". Call the U S Forest Service for information.
0
Votes
;