The Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness

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The Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Aspen Reviews

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Maroon Bells Mar 03, 2010
The Maroon Bells are some of the most beautiful mountains in Colorado and the United States. Maroon Bells refers to Maroon Peak (14156 ft) and North Maroon Peak (14014 ft). They are located in the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness which is about 181,117 acres in size.

There are over 100 miles of trails in the park with 6 summits rising above 14000 ft. During the summer because of limited parking you have to park at the lodge at the start of the the road leading into the park and take a shuttle bus that comes about every 20 minutes -unless you are handicapped or have small children.

The bus drops you off at the visitor center and from there it's just a short walk to beautiful Maroon Lake. If you take the easy trail from Maroon Lake about 2 miles you'll reach Crater Lake. It's well worth the hike if you have time. There are countless waterfalls, lakes, and a lot of wildlife to be seen just by hiking here. If you are adventurous you can climb to the top of the Bells. It's very technical so bring your gear and plan on camping at least one night.

If you want to catch the fall colors at their peak come the last week of September to the first week of October. The road to the Bells is closed usually from late autumn to early spring because of snow. If you come during this time they are only accessible by snowshoe or snowmobile.
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