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Maroon Bells, Aspen

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#1 of 244 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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Bell-shaped peaks and the distinctive maroon that colors the landscape gives the name to these famous, oft-photographed mountains. Choose from several hiking trails that provide spectacular views Maroon Bells, which measure 4,267 m (14,000 ft) high. Admire the surrounding landscapes of valleys filled with aspen and fir trees. Picturesque Maroon Lake formed from glaciers during the Ice Age sits below the peaks. For the more serious alpinists, take the trail to Crate Lake, 2.4 km (1.5 mi) beyond Maroon Lake. Shuttle buses run daily to the mountains; vehicle access is allowed but be prepared to pay a fee. For Maroon Bells and beyond, use our Aspen road trip planner to get the most from your Aspen vacation.
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  • Some advanced planning and logistics are needed to see this amazing spot, but it is well worth the effort once you get there. We were lucky enough to book months in advance and get a beautiful sunny....  more
    Some advanced planning and logistics are needed to see this amazing spot, but it is well worth the effort once you get there. We were lucky enough to book months in advance and get a beautiful sunny....  more »
  • We were on a 16 day trip comprising 13 states and this was one of the highlights. The whole trip revolved around being here on October 6 and 7 for the sunset and sunrise. Back in July we got an... 
    We were on a 16 day trip comprising 13 states and this was one of the highlights. The whole trip revolved around being here on October 6 and 7 for the sunset and sunrise. Back in July we got an...  more »
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  • I want to win the lottery and live here forever
  • Amazing landscape. You have to be there to see its beauty.

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