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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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Awesome Water Falls/Climbing Rocks

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Darcy E
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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 

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Norman, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Thank Michael J. S
Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

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Thank hairlessterrier
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Globetrotter-from-TX
The Woodlands, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great hike. Grottos are not for young kids but you can hike around them and come down to river and waterfall.

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Thank Natalia M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great hike and a fun place to meet locals, a lot of people go here to swim even tho the water is cold.

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Arvada, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The dirt parking lot is small, so if you get there later in the morning you may have to wing it (park in a non-spot or outside the area or skip it). A short walk over the bridge brings you to a small inclined walk to the ice caves. They are a bit hidden on the left of the trail.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

If you turn left before bridge over the creek, the falls are just a short easy walk. There is a picnic bench if you want to bring lunch. You'll need to back track back to the bridge and cross over to check out the Grottos. The top of the Grottos are easy to get to but to get inside takes... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

A must see if in Aspen. As another stated, do not go by GPS instruction, just follow signs. It is 9.9 miles from Aspen on CO 82. There are a number of trails that you can choose from depending on how intense a hike you want but there were people from 2 to 80 years old on the trails. My... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Don't listen to your GPS is she lies to you and claims it's less than 2 miles from Aspen. It's closer to 9 miles up Independence Pass. It was worth it; I'd go again with guests. Easy but the ice caves require some sure-footedness.

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