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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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Scenic as its name

This is a breathtaking place, the view - the mountains and the clear lake. It can give you a feel... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Mrinal M
Bengaluru, India

Hiked it with family of teens ! Its not hard hike and nature rewards you in majestic views and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Split, Croatia
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“maroon lake” (61 reviews)
“maroon bells” (86 reviews)
“easy hike” (23 reviews)
Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a breathtaking place, the view - the mountains and the clear lake. It can give you a feel about importance of nature and how amazing it can make you feel. Ensure you reach here early morning to see minimum ripples on the lake...More

Thank Mrinal M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hiked it with family of teens ! Its not hard hike and nature rewards you in majestic views and landscape.Must visit if here

Thank ronjewu
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Beautiful drive up to the lake. Park and walk (hike) almost 2 hours to Crater Lake...incredible and a must discovery.

Thank jstntym
Reviewed 19 November 2017

There are many different trails in Maroon Bells at all levels. The Lake Scenic trail is probably on of the easier trails and you get equally beautiful views.

Thank Gail T
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Just look at the pictures ~ this place is worth the time for a visit - get out, hike thru the trails, walk along the water - its just breathtaking!

Reviewed 10 November 2017

As long as you're going around the lake, it is an easy hike and you get to experience Maroon Bells from each angle.

Thank 542bernadettew
Reviewed 20 October 2017

The lake is beautiful, crystal clear water, with the gorgeous mountains in the backdrop. We come every fall to see the Bells and the changing leaves and this view never disappoints. this hike is really nice and easy. so great for people with younger kids,...More

Thank madbrown
Reviewed 16 October 2017

"Very Good" only because with the constant changes I could have sat at the end of the lake looking at the lake and the Maroon Bells. Easy hike. Minor altitude changes. Lots of people. Note that while the hike is level, the hike is over...More

Thank BinNYC-2013
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We did this hike on Oct. 10 and it was snowing at the top. We should have had mitts and a hat. You had to watch the trail at all times as it was rocky. We are in our early 60s and are fit and...More

Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The lake is very close to the parking lot and there is no elevation gain. The lake is gorgeous and the back drop are the Maroon Bells. This is a must see. If you go before 8 you can drive to the trailhead. Otherwise you...More

Thank Climb14ers
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Linda W
25 April 2017|
Response from PhantomFan365 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Disabled placard is one of the exceptions for users who can drive into the Maroon Bells area. There is a $10 recreation use fee. See stayaspensnowmass for more details
14 October 2015|
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Response from Sameer2011 | Reviewed this property |
I dont know about the parking but i can tell you about the trail. It is narrow at some points (need to move in a single file, one after another) and wider at other points. It is definitely rocky but not very steep. I mean... More