Maroon-Snowmass Trail

Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Maroon-Snowmass Trail Reviews: 5/5

Maroon-Snowmass Trail
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Aspeneyesurgeon
Aspen, CO116 contributions
This is a lovely hike from the Buttermilk ski area through woods and over hills, ending in Snowmass.
Sep 2018
On the hike, when the weather is wonderfully warm and sunny, it is NOT unusual to see sheep grazing in a meadow, as the trail passes close to where they are. ONCE, years ago, I wanted to get closer to the sheep so I could take a photograph, and as I made my way towards them two large white dogs, that were in the middle of the sheep, saw me and made a run towards me with teeth bared, and that was enough for me to return to the trail. Sheep dogs are very defensive when it comes to the sheep they are guarding, and have been known to drive away bears, wolves, coyotes, and humans....they are amazing dogs. Stay on the trail and you'll have a wonderful hike. Enjoy
Written August 13, 2019
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AptosAmy
aptos483 contributions
Fantastic Beauty
Sep 2016
Fantastic Beauty but rocky trail. If you go to the West Maroon Summit from Maroon Lake, it is 13 mi. and 3,000 ft. elevation gain. I loved it.
Written October 7, 2016
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aujmk
Doraville, GA71 contributions
Beautiful trail - but which end to start with?
Jul 2016 • Solo
Cam back from another beautiful trip to Aspen. This is a great hike for starting the trip or wrapping up the trip...depending on which end of the trail you start with. This trall (#1975) can be started at the trail head off Divide drive approaching Snowmass....it is an easy beautiful trail you can take while getting acclimated...we took it to about 4 miles where there is scenic overlook that is breathtaking. Wasn't til about 3.5 miles that the incline really started....if you are more adventurous...keep going. On the other hand you can catch this trail at the Maroon Bells and take it over Buckskin Pass...Much more challenging as you are gaining some good elevation quickly.
Either way...spectacular
Written July 25, 2016
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Designer6905
Aspen, CO121 contributions
I Hesitate Telling You Where This Glorious Trail is....
Jun 2016 • Couples
Because it's positively one of the THE most beautiful trails I've ever been to in Aspen. And I've seen a bunch. The trail is located off the same road as the restaurant Krabloonik, and you stay to the left as the road splits. You don't NEED a 4-wheel drive to get to the trailheads, but hey, it makes the ride a little nicer. The first trailhead you'll see is the west....give that one a miss and keep traveling on the road. You'll see the Maroon Snowmass Trail on your left. Be sure to bring water, rain gear (pants & jacket), something to eat (just in case) and wear good shoes. Sandals doesn't get it folks. We locals just have to laugh when we see you in your flip flops. Anyway, if you are so inclined, and fit, you can stay on this trail for 16 miles, but there's more than enough beauty to see in the first 2 miles. From roaring creeks, mountains still covered with snow, wildlife (possibly - fox, coyote, bear, elk, deer, marmot, pika...) and fantastic groves of Aspens and evergreens. It's an amazing day escape. Keep an eye out for the many horseback riders that use your same trail. The trail is relatively flat and could be hiked by most who are in fair shape. The altitude may getcha, but the slope won't. I use hiking sticks for balance, but found that I really didn't need them much. Please be sure to take out, whatever you brought in. Stay on the trail, and please, whatever you do, don't smoke! If you want to *smoke* bring your vape please. I highly recommend this trail to novice, intermediate and advanced hikers.
Written June 27, 2016
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agmtb
Tucson37 contributions
photo op!
Jun 2013 • Couples
I hiked in before sunrise in June, many years ago. A near freezing early morning hike that was ski jacket in and a big enough pack to stash it on the way out. The place is beautiful. Make sure you have plenty of camera memory and battery. Worth schlepping a tripod! If you can make it for the sunrise color you may be rewarded with memories and photos of a Rocky Mountain gem.
Written May 22, 2014
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ChuckOldBoy
Denver, CO133 contributions
Government trail - mountain biking
Jul 2012 • Family
we were on Gov't trail - i think this is the one this title refers too. not a beginner trail. challanging for intermediates, a blast for advanced. travel Snowmass to Aspen. more down than up. Rocks, roots, drops, climbs, streams, steep in places, beautiful meadows (elk) did i mention limited oxygen? 95% single track.
Written July 9, 2012
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adam-ski70
White Plains, NY57 contributions
great runs for all
Mar 2012
great grooming and you have a choice wide runs and trees
groomers and not groomed trails the only thing that disturbed me was the fact that for two day I Did NOT seen a single ski patrol on the mountain and were there from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm
and that is iffy from the safety aspect point of view
Written March 19, 2012
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Aparr1230
Houston27 contributions
Perfect for all skiers
Mar 2012
Really enjoyed this mountain. Great for all skill levels!
Written March 3, 2012
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Peter_Plantec
Aspen, CO78 contributions
Its all about the views
If you like tough hiking and great views mostly away from civilization...this one is for you.
Written February 8, 2012
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Sandy1216
East Longmeadow, MA1 contribution
Spectacular Hiking Trails with Mountains shaped like Bells!
Aug 2011
Wow, was I ever surprised to see the enormous mountain ranges surrounding me...beauty right before my eyes like nothing I've ever seen before. All sorts of mountain ranges and none looked the same...hiking trails are all free and there are numerous ones all over the place with striking beauty everywhere you look. I loved the trails...one this particular day we were hiking up a trail and all of a sudden it started hailing on us; not long lasting but it was so much fun to experience a hail storm come up suddenly like that. Then of course the sun came back and a gorgeous rainbow appeared that made the experience so worth it all. I have never been to Aspen before but it was indeed the best trip I've ever been on...hiking trails are free and restaurants are delectible; you can even walk from one end of Aspen to the other...very quaint little resort town...a must to see!
Written October 6, 2011
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