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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, Aspen

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Barely stretching for 3 km (1.9 mi), Maroon Lake Scenic Trail offers views of the wine-colored peaks of the iconic Maroon Bells, one of the most-photographed mountains in North America. This moderate scenic track meanders along the brook that flows into the lake, past many benches you can rest at, and interpretive signposts that provide information about the area. Amenities include public restrooms and water fountains. Put Maroon Lake Scenic Trail into our Aspen trip itinerary planning website and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • What a beautiful walk at morning light, the Maroon Bell mirrored in the Maroon Lake. The walk is fun along the Lake, further along running water, on bridges, along a Badri. A delicious start to the day.
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  • Went for an afternoon hike up to Maroon Lake. The hike was relatively easy and took about two hours round trip (not pushing the pace). Lots of opportunities to take pictures. Nice spot to rest by the ...  more »
  • The photographer in our group wanted a sunrise shot of the Maroon Bells. So we spent the night in Aspen and checked out at 5:00 am. And we drove in the dark to Maroon Bells. The self pay station was d...  more »
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  • One of my favorite places to go in the Aspen area. Go early in the morning to get the best pictures and enjoy the crisp morning air.
  • Gorgeous! Photo opportunity! Really can't take a bad picture here. Go early, wear good shoes. Hike to top lake is a bit further and more challenging than you think. Bring water.
  • Such a beautiful, scenic view. The hike took second place to the stunning lakes, flowers, aspen trees, etc. It was unforgettable.
  • One of the most beautiful spots in Colorado. Easily accessible
  • One of the most photographed places in the world. For good reason.

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