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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
Oakland, California
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank yakherd
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Climb14ers
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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.

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2016
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

Date of experience: October 2015
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

Date of experience: September 2015
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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