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“Worth the effort” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail
Ranked #13 of 102 things to do in Aspen
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Owner description: This easy, one-day hike from Maroon Lake is a great outing for the entire family.
Denver, Colorado
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

at the lake, postcard beautiful. take lots of water. take raincoat if any hint of rain. Yes, mostly UP and you are in the high mountains. very worth the effort.

Visited July 2012
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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A bit tough, but worth it....”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

This hike does have some challenging spots, especially for flatlanders. Once at the lake, if you have the energy, take the West Maroon trail up for about 30 minutes to get to the base of the Bells and look back down at Crater Lake and the surrounding beautiful alpine valleys in all directions.

Visited July 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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608 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“Great hike even with kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2012

Amazing beauty all along this trail. Our kids are 5 and 9 and loved this hike!

Visited June 2012
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Philadelphia
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“A decent hike”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2012

Amazing scenery and not a difficult hike if you are better than couch fit. Even most out of shape folks should find this hit manageable, but for the altitude for us sea-level folks.

Visited June 2012
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Colorado
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“An iconic view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

This is a beautiful untouched spot of nature that you must see to believe. However here's a tip - where hiking boots. Athletic shoes will work but you really need the ankle support with the rocky terrian (and I mean ROCKY). I say many foolish women/girls in sandals and flip flops. I dont know how they didnt sprain their ankles.

Visited June 2012
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