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Review of Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail
Ranked #15 of 108 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.
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Just hiked here 9-17-12 and it was absolutely gorgeous with the golden aspen and light dusting of snow on the Maroon Bells! Great hike to the lake although it was nearly empty this time of the year.

Thank Wizmizer
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We walked around Maroon Lake, then did the hike up to Crater Lake. It is mostly "up" and that being said you will get some good views of Maroon Lake, etc. Much of the hike is rock, little to medium size, and tree roots exposed. Be careful if hiking in damp weather like we did. Can be slippery when stepped on. We had hiking boots, which we highly recommend as the trail is alot of rocks. I mean lots. Just tennis shoes can do it but your feet might feel it at the end of the day. The lake was practically empty due to the poor snowfall last winter, but we knew this before we went. Sat on a rock and had our lunch. Then hiked down. Many great pictures taken as the aspens are turning now. It's not a difficult hike, just take your time. $10/car to get into park.

Thank magoos2011
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

There wasn't much left of Crater Lake. The hike is average. There are lots of rocks to beware of. The lake at the beginning of the Maroon Bells is much better to take pictures of.

3  Thank Megan C
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

Beautiful hike! I bit of a climb on the way up but for the most part it levels out. Rocky at parts so good shoes are a must. Loved being surrounded by the tall aspens.

Thank Veronica M
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Worth the extra hike to crater lake. Easy hike great views along the way.

1  Thank clairedt
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