Maroon Bells in Aspen,  Colorado
Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado ((Matt Inden/courtesy, Colorado Tourism Office))

Together, South and North Maroon Peak form Maroon Bells, or the "Deadly Bells"—consider the foreboding nickname a warning of the mountain's dangerous mudstone-lined routes. Climbing isn't the best idea, but luckily there's no need to hike up the mountain for the best view. In its entirety, the Between Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness spans more than 174,000 acres on the White River and Gunnison National Forests. Six-mile Maroon Creek Road trail follows alongside icy blue Maroon Creek to the Bells and surrounding waters—one of the most photographed settings in the state. Skiers should avoid the area after heavy snows and high winds, when avalanches are more likely.

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Away Travel Expert: Christine Loomis
FamilyExpert Rating 5.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children of all ages
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Golden Eagle passholders pay no vehicle entry fee.
  • Save fuel and the environment—ride the bus.
  • Cameras are a must.

Maroon Creek Rd.
Aspen, Colorado 81611
Parking: Open 24/7

Visitor Information

Telephone Number: 970-925-3445
Neighborhood: Aspen Highlands
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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