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Maroon Bells, Aspen

#1 of 242 in Nature in Colorado
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
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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  • Great! And perfect way for non-skiers to enjoy the winter in Aspen. Staff Sean & Kai very knowledgeable about the area. This event was a highlight of our trip.  more »
  • This is a wonderful experience! The guides are terrific and certainly convey the appreciation they have for the natural land. Our family loved this snowmobile trip!  more »
  • Very beautiful, 360degree of beauty.
  • Lovely View you see Greenery, Clear mountain water, trees and mountains cover from 3 sides

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