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Grottos Trail

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Address: Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +1 970 925 3445

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Grottos Trail is Lovely

Grottos Trail is Lovely... Cool ice caves, beautiful cascades, lovely forest. Good for couch potatoes.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Grottos Trail is Lovely... Cool ice caves, beautiful cascades, lovely forest. Good for couch potatoes.

Thank AptosAmy
Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Pretty area with picnic tables and trails along the river. Waterfall was pretty for pictures. Water is very cold.

Thank AdventureTripping
Burleson, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is easy and rewarding. There are several options from where you start at the parking lot. You can head down the trail just to the left before the bridge and a few hundred yards later you’ll be rewarded with a full on view of the cascade waterfalls. This is usually a pretty good photo op if there rocks... More 

Thank logandiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful hike. I am by no means an experienced hiker, nor in great shape, but had a lot of fun exploring these trails. Couldn't figure out how to get into the ice caves but they looked spectacular from above, and the cascades were amazing. Although there are plenty of smooth walkways, it can also get pretty rocky so thick... More 

Thank Tom M
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great little hike to stop and see the ice caves and the waterfalls. you can make it a quick stop or really explore. great place for a picnic

Thank Dkwgsp
Wendell, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took this trail specifically to see the ice caves. This was one of many stops on a cross country trip to Yellowstone. My daughter and I had never seen anything like this. Above it was sunny and fairly warm and down into the caves there was ice everywhere? We watched other people to figure out the best way to... More 

Thank TracyT838
Snowmass Village, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Went last week when my father and little bro and sis were in town. They're 7&8 and we had so much fun checking out the falls, and climbing around on the rocks. The river water is always cold but it was nice enough weather wise to change into our suits. Not a long hike or walk to get where you're... More 

Thank Darcy E
Norman, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

When traveling down Independence pass, this is a must stop. The caves are interesting and worth going down into, but the real gem are the cascades. Very short hike with almost no ascension. Excellent place to take a picnic lunch and enjoy the view.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a really nice place to go as a family!!! We climbed down the one grotto that there was and then there was an incredible waterfall that we dipped our feet in. One of us actually got in the water completely❤️😂COME!

Thank hairlessterrier
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Not for the faint of hearts! My husband actually slipped down in the caves and got both his arms badly scratched! However, once you make it down, it's awesome! A must seen. Trail is just ok.. not too strenuous. Takes you to a nice falls area where you can sit and have a little picnic. Not appropriate for too young... More 

Thank Globetrotter-from-TX

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