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Maroon Bells

Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
+1 970-925-1940
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Great place to hike and take a picnic lunch ! Lots of wildlife and lots to learn. Beaver are... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bluffton, South Carolina
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Best bike tour I have ever experienced. The lake and mountains are gorgeous. Photography was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO
+1 970-925-1940
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place to hike and take a picnic lunch ! Lots of wildlife and lots to learn. Beaver are abundant lots of lodges great fun

Thank fjmccarl
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best bike tour I have ever experienced. The lake and mountains are gorgeous. Photography was wonderful and the chance to breathe fresh air exquisite.

Thank greatguyindc
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view here is unbelievable, we hiked up to the lake which was 1.4 miles each way. It was quite a strenuous trip but worth it. I would recommend taking a lot of water and getting there between 7 and 8 am so you can...More

Thank Jerry6004
Reviewed 3 days ago

Based upon what I heard, read, and seen pictures of, I could not wait to visit Maroon Bells. And often times when expectations are so high, reality doesn't meet these lofty expectations. Happily, that is not the case. I, as well as my wife, daughter,...More

Thank CommishPalmCoast_FL
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We absolutely loved our visit here. We walked a scenic loop after arriving around 10 am and encountered around 20 others. Suddenly at 11 am there were 100 people, arrived while we were walking. Go as early as you can. Be aware, the GPS set...More

Thank Monimouse
Reviewed 4 days ago

We camped in this area at the Silver Queen campground (site 3) for four nights and absolutely enjoyed our stay. The sites were very large with lots of privacy. Our site had a path down to the creek with a little area where the water...More

Thank VacationsRule4
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure you go early and reserve enough time out of your visit. Last shuttle leaves at 5:00. So cool. Most beautiful sight ever. Don't miss it. You'll regret it. Go early or drive in after 5:00.

Thank watt0104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is known to be one of the most photographed spots - and for good reason. The hike up to Crater Lake is moderately difficult but worth the effort.

1  Thank BetondBoundary
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 18 (ages 1-68) arrived at Maroon Lake a couple of hours before sunset, found a perfect spot and laid out our picnic supplies. Some of our group hiked a bit, others just enjoyed this unique spot of spectacular mountain scenery only 20...More

Thank boudin
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite places to go for a hike. The Bells are beautiful, the lake, the wildflowers, I saw a moose up close. You can go for an easy hike or push your self deeper into the back country for a more...More

Thank Robert W
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We decided to go to maroon Bells on June 12 during the week to avoid big crowds . We plan on driving up in morning for the day and staying overnight before we drive home. Any suggestions on lodging nearby?
25 April 2017|
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Response from Monica S | Reviewed this property |
Hotel Jerome in Aspen or any hotel in Aspen is close enough, by the way, hotel Jerome offers a free Mercedes SUV for your trip to the bells.
Suhail H
Hi! I am planning to visit Maroon Bells on April 15th. The weather forecast so far does not show any snow .. but that is unpredictable i know. Can we drive there or the roads will be blocked in April ?
5 April 2017|
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Response from VAD859 | Reviewed this property |
As noted above, the road and shuttle bus (you ride for a fee) are not yet open for vehicle or boarding traffic. The hike up is well worth the effort though so I would very much encourage you to bundle up, pack some snacks... More
When is the best time to visit Maroon bells and affordable place to stay.
31 March 2017|
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Response from LGP10 | Reviewed this property |
We were there the second week of October and the weather was gorgeous. We stayed at the St. Regis, however, they can be pricey. There are several other places with lovely lountain views that can be more economical.