Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail

EASY 53 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
20 days ago

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27 days ago

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28 days ago

My husband and I did this trail in October of 2016. Fall beauty in leaves everywhere. Absolutely gorgeous area!!!

walking
1 month ago

There is no hike involved to see the iconic views of Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake that you see in all the photos, but if you want to get in a short, easy walk past the lake, this is it! Leashed dogs are allowed every where else in the area BUT this scenic loop. There are signs specifically stating no dogs on the scenic loop. Fall foliage is definitely past its peak when we visited on 10/8/2017. Only one patch of yellow aspens left near the start of the trail.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

We went for the sunrise during peak fall weekend! It was wonderful. We slept in our car in the parking lot the night before because of how popular it is to go this time of year, but it was well worth it (the parking lots filled up by 5am). It was a very easygoing trail if you're just looking to see some great views and have a relaxing afternoon.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy and short Hike, any one can do it! loved the views its has already fall colors... you can park near the hike if you drive before 8am for only $10 cash (no credit cards) but also you can pay a ticket bus from the Aspen highlands ranch that will drive you to the base of the Maroon bells....

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Lovely, and you can skip the Upper Loop and turn around at the bridge if your party struggles--it's a little more steep and rocky beyond that.

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

If you are going to maroon bells after 8am they want you to park at the hotel for $5 and then pay $8 per person for the bus ride; however, the road is not congested and you can save yourself money by simply driving around the restricted road usage sign. If anyone ask, you are staying at a cabin on the road. also, this will save you the hassle of having to do a stop and go tour on the bus.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago