Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail

EASY 30 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

Maroon Bells is surely worth a look. The one thing I'd like to mention is this is a perfect destination for the elderly or somewhat disabled to go for some fresh air and scenery. There is a parking lot right at the lake of Maroon Bells which provides the beautiful scenery you see of the lake. You can either drive or take the bus. Once there, it's a very short walk on level, dirt walking paths to the lake. This is a tourist area so you will be with plenty others. There is a bench to sit on and stare at the beauty. You can also picnic here just bring a blanket to sit on. Great place for kids to skip stones in the lake. There are restrooms and a small river to cross as well.

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4 days ago

Yes, it's beautiful scenery and worth the trip. Very easy hike. For a more moderate to hard hike add Crater trail.
The downsides: it is Super Busy, and heavily trafficked. The bus ride both ways was packed, and while the drivers were nice enough I could have done without their narratives. The restrooms: atrocious.

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25 days ago

Super easy but also very pretty.

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1 month ago

Beautiful!!!

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous scenery, absolutely worth the trip out from Vail on our family vacation! The hike was pretty easy, very little elevation gain. Once you pass the bridge, half of the loop is through shaded forest but the other half is pretty rugged and rock covered. It was challenging for my 4 year old and 60+ parents in sandals (just to give some context), but otherwise smooth sailing.

1 month ago

Easy hike. Kid friendly. Don't bring dogs as moose are spotted along the trail.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

Perfect hike.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous!