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One of the best valleys I've ever hiked from Maroon Lake to the Pass

You can cutoff about 1.2 miles if you get dropped off early in the morning in a left pullout around... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2016
Coastman3
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Palo Alto, California
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Just back from this trail, it is fabulous but definitely some caveats....Firstly it is long, my GPS... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2016
caroleweller
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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Sep 8, 2016
“One of the best valleys I've ever hiked from Maroon Lake to the Pass”
Jul 27, 2016
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Reviewed September 8, 2016

You can cutoff about 1.2 miles if you get dropped off early in the morning in a left pullout around a large bend in the road before Maroon Lake (see the map). You then ford the river (ankle deep in August/September) and walk up a...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed July 27, 2016

Just back from this trail, it is fabulous but definitely some caveats....Firstly it is long, my GPS said 17 miles from Trailhead to Trailhead, it took us 9 hours with very few stops so you need to start early; in July that means ideally 6am....More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank caroleweller
Reviewed July 25, 2016

E. Maroon was great until mile 7 of 16. We crossed some streams easily, but then we heard the roar from the next crossing. We had water shoes and made it across but with numb feet. But the next water crossing was a monster. We...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank alwaysready2
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Be sure to bring your camera as this is a very beautiful trail and worth taking if you love the beautiy of nature at its best. A must do.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank ssmthbggy
Reviewed October 28, 2015

Trail begins with gentle upward grade, getting into a pine forest, than has areas of a more concentrated up, eventually getting to the top of the mountains, large grassy fields usually filled with millions of wild flowers...view spectacular...this is not a one day hike, as...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

It was misty and rainy the day that we visited the Bells. Be sure to prepare for any type of weather. It came and went throughout the day. This is a pretty easy walk but there are some portions that are rocky. They aren't really...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed October 3, 2015

This trail is great and mostly down hill. You can start at Maroon Lake, walk down the trail and meet the bus when running or you can turn around and walk back to your car if driving for a longer hike. In the fall the...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank g g
Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

One of the most beautiful hikes we've been on. The trail is along Maroon Creek. There are an abundance of wild flowers. Most of the hike is through dense alpine forest and offers a tremendous amount of shade. Come prepared for abrupt weather changes. We...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank 270shellyp
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