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A spectacular walk

Walking along the West Maroon Creek Road offers some of the most spectacular and accessible views... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Mexico City, Mexico
Wow - 10 plus plus in my book!!!

We had an incredible time on our hike over West Maroon Pass. We hiked from the Aspen side (starting... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2016
Aspen, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Walking along the West Maroon Creek Road offers some of the most spectacular and accessible views in the Aspen area. There are walks for all age groups and all levels of physical capacity. Sally sez you should try to get to Crater Lake, if you...More

Thank Joseph_Tulchin
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We had an incredible time on our hike over West Maroon Pass. We hiked from the Aspen side (starting at the Maroon Lake Trailhead) to the East Fork Trailhead on the Crested Butte side. We were well prepared and used almost all of the extra...More

1  Thank luv2traveltoday
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Crowds at the Lake Photographing but you can hike and about after two miles, you have the West Maroon Trail in solitude. Also, good to hike to Crater Lake (1.5 mi. OW), all the way up West Maroon Trail to West Maroon Pass (13 mi....More

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed 22 August 2016

25th anniversary hike with hubby 4 months after hip replacement surgery. It is doable. Easier from Crested Butte to Aspen because Aspen is 1000' lower elevation. Dolly's Mountain Shuttle (Crested Butte) helped us to Schofield Trailhead to start. RFTI shuttle from Maroon Lake to Aspen...More

1  Thank Peggy H
Reviewed 17 August 2016

This has been a "bucket list" hike for me. Starting on the Crested Butte side at 7:30 a.m. and 33 degrees, we made our way up through wildflower fields to the pass at 12,400 ft. Quite a few people were congregated there. Going down toward...More

Thank jvarley52
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Came to check out the wildflowers. At this time they were more in the higher elevation, so we chose this trail. What a view we had of everything! Mountains and flowers and snow! Would rate it Moderate, goes 5.5 miles I believe to do the...More

1  Thank magoos2011
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We hiked as a group of thirteen, from Aspen to Crested Butte, with one night stay in CB, then hiked the same trail back to Aspen. It was a perfect time to do it, with spectacular wildflowers and colorful terrain from CB to Aspen, and...More

2  Thank colokelly
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We are a family of 5, ages 14-53 with varying fitness/health levels. We set out to hike this trail excited, yet having our doubts that all of us were fit enough to complete it. This is a technical trail in that there are boulders to...More

1  Thank dianaw92
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This is a 'guest-review' from my brother-in-law - I was on the hike too and plan to write my own review soon: "You are living in fear." That's what a friend told me last year when she saw the lengths I had gone, to gear...More

2  Thank Rick G
Reviewed 26 October 2015

A beautiful walk, as is the walk via East Maroon Creek trail, through the pines and Aspen trees ultimately ending up in Crested Butte, Colorado about 25 miles away, seeing vast expanses of wild flowers...It's not unusual for there to be snow high up, even...More

2  Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
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23 February 2017|
Response from Joseph_Tulchin | Reviewed this property |
We don't know that walk. I can assure you that any hike I can do, at 78, a healthy kid of 11 to 13 would handle with ease.