Such an amazing place to visit - I arrived too late in the day to do the Crater Lake hike, which was a bummer. But I just enjoyed the view, walked around and took some pictures. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone very early in the morning (before the buses start running at 8am) because it does get crowded and the lighting is better for pictures in the morning. I can't wait to come back!
9/28/16 - really what more needs to be said. It's the most photographed place in all of Colorado. Here's the kicker... You can't drive there. They don't allow cars due to pollution except wee hours of the morning. So be prepared to take a bus from Aspen and a fee. Totally with it plus you get a great info tour from the bus driver. Very very crowded which is annoying but it's the price you pay for such beauty.
Emily M. on Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail