Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass

HARD 6 reviews

Crested Butte to Aspen via West Maroon Pass is a 10 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Elkton, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, nature trips, and backpacking and is best used from July until October.

DISTANCE
10.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2,250 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

snow

1 month ago

Hiked this trail on 7/7. Was spectacular with waist deep wildflowers of all kinds including columbines, paintbrush, larkspur, lupine, parry primrose, and many yellows and whites.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike with 5 girlfriends and it was fantastic. the wildflowers were at peak, and it was completely gorgeous and refreshing weather. we had a looming storm that had us busting our butts to get over the ridge as early as possible, but it missed us. views were gorgeous. the mile of approach to the ridge was intense on both sides, steep and narrow path with other hikers going in both directions, but it went by quickly. but the bowl on the aspen side was breathtaking and exceptional. even in july, there was still snow up there so the night was chilly, we camped about 800 ft below the ridge, in the bowl. I was fine with my 30 deg sleeping bag & base layers, but other friends were cold. such a gorgeous hike. and the "HARD" rating is appropriate for the novice hiker. with some training, or as an experienced hiker, its completely doable. there were lots of other people and dogs on the trail who weren't even phased by the summit. completely worth it.

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hiking
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