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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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Nice hike with 3 year olds and 65 year old grand parents

The hike in itself was nice but it was really hard to get to the trails as there were no signs to... read more

Reviewed 10 June 2017
dallastravelbee
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Dallas, Texas
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My Favorite Place

Whenever I want th escape the bustling action in Aspen I drive up highway 82 to the trailhead for... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Roberta M
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Santa Barbara, California
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“ice cave” (8 reviews)
“climb down” (8 reviews)
“short hike” (14 reviews)
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Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
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"ice cave"
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"climb down"
in 8 reviews
"short hike"
in 14 reviews
"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"easy hike"
in 9 reviews
"independence pass"
in 23 reviews
"main bridge"
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"great spot for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"rock formations"
in 3 reviews
"follow the signs"
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"recent snow"
in 2 reviews
"the roaring fork river"
in 6 reviews
"huge boulders"
in 3 reviews
"parking is limited"
in 2 reviews
"taking pictures"
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"all ages"
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"elevation gain"
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Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

The hike in itself was nice but it was really hard to get to the trails as there were no signs to get inside the caves . We wandered around a bit till we saw people we could ask . We went dark June the...More

Thank dallastravelbee
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Whenever I want th escape the bustling action in Aspen I drive up highway 82 to the trailhead for the Grottoes. It is just 15 minutes out of town, but a world away. The trail is easy and scenic, but the reward is at the...More

1  Thank Roberta M
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

On your way up to independence pass make sure to pull off and enjoy this little hike...between the falls and the grottos it's one of the best things in aspen to see.

3  Thank Ryan F
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were thrilled to hear about this from other travelers at the Ritz. It is a beautiful little hike, not too far to walk to be in the heart of the mountains!

1  Thank Diane P
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I've been here a couple of times and I try to do it beginning of spring since you can see ice caves there. It is a nice easy hiking trail.

1  Thank Betty R
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

When the sun is shining into the grottos it just lights up. Interesting to see how a little bit of water can carve the rock.

2  Thank jtfranco
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Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Location: It's on your left about 9 miles east of Aspen if you're traveling westbound on Highway 82. If you pass Weller Lake you've gone too far. Easy hike through dirt and smooth rock surfaces. Just follow the signs and your ears and you will...More

5  Thank A Z
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a hidden gem---many people drive into Aspen & completely miss this; when you see the "Grottos Trail" sign, turn left & down into the parking lot. There are the Ice Caves trail, the Cascades trail, etc. All of it is very charming &...More

1  Thank Teresa L
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Grottos Trail is Lovely... Cool ice caves, beautiful cascades, lovely forest. Good for couch potatoes.

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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty area with picnic tables and trails along the river. Waterfall was pretty for pictures. Water is very cold.

Thank AdventureTripping
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Ktgood2b
6 October 2017|
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Response from marvin b | Reviewed this property |
Daylight I imagine. It is just a parking area.
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Jonesyucf407
2 June 2017|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
The Grottoes trail is not connected to a campsite. There is a campsite not far from there called "Difficult Campground ". Call the U S Forest Service for information.
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