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Maroon Bells, Aspen

#1 of 243 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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  • They do such a good job getting you here by bus and it is really one of the most beautiful spots in the world. Peaceful, good hiking and lots of good photo ops.  more »
  • This trip is well worth it.our pictures look like postcards. Yes it is is kind of a pain to get here reserving a shuttle and everything but it is breathtaking. We did the 3 mile lake trail and the...  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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