Looking for an adventure in Aspen, Colorado that will allow for you to enjoy its limitless beauty? There are many hiking spots to drive to from your Aspen vacation rental, however there are few as beautiful as the Maroon Bells. They are two unbelievable peaks in the Elk Mountains. Maroon Peak at 14,156 feet above sea level is the 27th highest peak in the state of Colorado. It is also said to be the most photographed spot and provides an awesome views of the surrounding area.
You will surely enjoy one of several day hikes at this spot. To get there from Aspen, you will head toward the airport and cross the bridge over Maroon Creek. Follow signs to the Maroon Bells, and eventually you will end up in the parking lot. For only $10 per car, you can enjoy an unforgettable time with family and friends.
There are several trails to choose from, including the follow three hikes: The Maroon Lake Scenic Trail will take you 1.5 miles one way. The round trip adventure is a bit more than 2 hours. You will be thrilled by the abundance of green pines, picturesque bridge crossings, creeks and flowers.
If you are looking for more of a challenge, you can give the Maroon Creek Trail a try. The total distance for this one is 7 miles round trip and takes about 4 hours and 40 minutes to complete. In the case that you only want to hike one way and ride the bus back to your car, you can bring along your Maroon Bells car pass with you for a free ride! During your hike, you will enjoy beautiful rock fields and get an unbelievable view of the Maroon Bells. You may even be lucky enough to see deer and baby deer as they feed throughout the forest.
Finally, there is the somewhat challenging Crater Lake Trail. It is approximately 3.6 miles round trip. The trail is somewhat rocky, so you’ll want to be a bit careful. The hike will see you walk around Maroon Lake, which reflects the majestic Maroon Bells. Follow the path and you will be awed by the beauty that surrounds you. The final destination of the hike is Crater Lake, which is perfect for dipping your feet into and a beautiful sight to behold!
Don’t miss the Maroon Bells while enjoying your time in Aspen luxury rentals!