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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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See this before you die!

What an awesome place! The Forest Service opens up this beautiful alpine spot - a gorgeous lake... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rockville, Maryland
Stunning reflection of the Maroon Bells in Maroon Lake!

Beautiful, easy hike for most. Don't miss this while you're in Aspen. The Maroon Lake Trail is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445

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Reviewed 2 days ago

What an awesome place! The Forest Service opens up this beautiful alpine spot - a gorgeous lake surrounded by twin snow-covered 14'ers, with 360 views of other mountains as well. It's incredible and awe inspiring! Best hike in Aspen! The Scenic Trail is absolutely worth...More

Thank buggiemom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, easy hike for most. Don't miss this while you're in Aspen. The Maroon Lake Trail is about 10,000ft above sea level. There are toilets and a water fountain, but no other facilities or vendors.

Thank PhantomFan365
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the most picturesque spots in Colorado. Don't miss this spot. Bring you camera and hiking boots.

Thank mandyrose1117
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The trail to Maroon Lake is easy. It is very much worth it as the reflection on the lake is breathtaking! It is a photographer's paradise!

Thank Ginas418
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We were here in late September to hopefully see some aspen leaf color and weren't disappointed. Nice easy hike with great views.

Thank travelerkent
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Perfect hike for beginners. you can choose to just go around half of the lake and then go back, or you can continue thru the woods. not much elevation gain. you'll easily burn up your phone taking pictures. not a bad view anywhere you look.

1  Thank milkthistleseed
Reviewed 11 May 2017

So we went up here in the office season, and according to their site you were supposed to be able to drive to the trail head and park close by since it was the off season the road wasn't supposed to have driving restrictions. Went...More

1  Thank Eric L
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We have hiked over to Crested Butte from here taking us about 8-9 hours because we take so many photographs especially when we've done it in the fall.

1  Thank Boylan424
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Loved the hike. We did the shorter trail one day and then returned to hike to Crater Lake. Loved it. Not easy but not terrible. Hubby and I are 60 plus in decent shape but not athletes. We did fine. Just not a fast trip.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I have hiked Maroon Bells in the summer and it is unbelievable, but now I have snowshoed it in the winter and it is breathtaking! The snowshoe is 3 miles longer each way since they have to close the road in the winter, so make...More

1  Thank lkabernathy
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Linda W
24 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