Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.
Yes, it's as amazing as you hear or read. The scenic route is an easy hike, with the option to go on up to Crater Lake which I highly recommend.
If you can, go for a sunrise hike on a weekday, it's the best way to experience the experience.
The fall foliage is unreal, but at that time (like in Oct of 2016) Crater Lake can be one dry and Maroon Lake low.
Best seasons are spring and summer.
One of my favorite places for photography in CO. Shocker!
Amazing and the kids loved every step!
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!
Top notch experience for any age.