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Majestic views

The hiker works hard ascending the 3000+ foot altitude gain. One hikes over scree, through aspen... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
Palo Alto, California
Great hike!

Buckskin Pass came highly recommended from a friend, and the hike did not disappoint. Definitely... read more

Reviewed October 19, 2017
Laura N
Oakland, California
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

When you arrive at Maroon Bells, you start the trail on the right side of the lake and go through some beautiful Aspen groves. Then as you hike to the right, you start to go through more evergreens and will see some stunning views of...More

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Reviewed August 8, 2018

The hiker works hard ascending the 3000+ foot altitude gain. One hikes over scree, through aspen and evergreen forests and up a breathtaking (literally) bowl with scattered wildflowers to the snow cornice at the pass. The view of Snowmass Peak and beyond is worth every...More

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Buckskin Pass came highly recommended from a friend, and the hike did not disappoint. Definitely get an early start on it to get out ahead of the Maroon Bells crowd (and snag a good parking spot). There was a little snow up top in early...More

Thank Laura N
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

We were here to scout out the 4 pass loop. There was too much snow to do the loop. We made it about 1/2 mike from the top. Great views.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017

I visited the Aspen area to backpack the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop, a 25 mile multi-day hike. Buckskin Pass is part of this loop, and has an incredible view on all sides. The pass is a 5 mile hike from the trailhead at the...More

1  Thank JamesM12447
Reviewed August 9, 2017

Being from the flatlands of SE Pennsylvania this hike was a real heart pumper! DH and I were in the Aspen area for three full days before attempting it and I'm glad we had the time to acclimate. It was 9.2 miles out and back...More

2  Thank kcheme
Reviewed September 23, 2016

Buckskin Pass... Follow W Maroon Tr. past Maroon Lake. You go right, up the East Maroon/Snowmass Trail just before Crater Lake. The fall colors are super. Parts are steep.

Thank AptosAmy
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Buckskin Pass is approximately a 3.8 mile hike over well defined trails, much of it above treeline, with 3150 vertical feet. Bring poles, they will seriously help with the rocky trail, as you move through several areas of scree that are remnants of avalanches, etc....More

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We actually did the willow pass trail, but passed through buckskin pass too. The ascending trek was moderately difficult, but well worth it!! I don't have injured knees; however, my knees were aching by the time we got to willow pass, so I would recommend...More

Thank B. S
Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you start early, and are in good shape, and acclimated to the altitude, and have hiking experience and ALL the proper gear to bring with you, including food, water, rain gear and warm clothing, this is a great hike which will take up most...More

1  Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Reviewed September 29, 2015

This trail is for experienced hikers. Steep climb. Much snow on trails early in summer. Spectacular views. Take your teenage son or daughter, one on one for one, of the most meaningful days of your life. Share with them what God has created. The memories...More

1  Thank WindsOfWildwood
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September 25, 2018|
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Response from yakherd | Reviewed this property |
Depending on your pace, 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 hours up; about 2/3 of that coming down.
September 12, 2016|
Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The real Buckskin Pass is really into the mountains from Aspen Highlands. That section of Colorado Springs has many streets named for passes, including Gunshot Pass Dr, Mosquito Pass, Trout Creek Pass, Monarch Pass... More