Maroon Bells Scenic Loop Trail is a 3.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Snowmass Village, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

Length3.1 kmElevation gain49 mRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingForestLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeRockyNo dogs
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For 2021, A permit is required to access this area by vehicle. Please call (970) 945-3319 or visit the Forest Service link below for more information: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/whiteriver/recarea/?recid=82346 This incredible route is one of the most photographed locations in the entire state. No matter what time of year you plan your visit to this area you will be stunned by its beauty. Clean, beautiful, and family-friendly, this trail sets the bar high for trails in Colorado. Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open on a weather dependent basis from Memorial Day through mid-October. During the summer season, access to the Maroon Bells Scenic Area is restricted to the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the winter, the road is closed and converted into a cross country ski trail about 6 miles from the trailhead, making it around 12 miles round trip.

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Alfredo Romero
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Breanna Starika
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Jonathan Ramos
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Very cold so come prepared. No need for reservation during the off season

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Annabelle Loewy
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The scenery is beautiful. The trail is easy and mostly stroller friendly. We went 11/7/20 and it was cold windy and snow. But still amazing.

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morgan leaman
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Mar Wilkinson
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Great hike, was easy for a first time hiker. The scenery is beautiful. I take this trail again.

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Teodora Mitroi
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Lee Harrison
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Part of the trail was closed but got to see the main part. Dogs were allowed on this part of the trail and probably saw at least 7 of them on leashes! Saw a few deer too!

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Sarah J Cohen
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Looking for a parking pass 10/24. Text me 2038586133

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Joseph Minga
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Looking for a parking pass for 10/24. Willing to pay more than face value. Josephminga@gmail.com

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Miraz Shrestha
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Does anyone willing to sell Early Start Parking pass for the date 10/24? I am willing to pay more. Please email me at mirajshrestha89@gmail.com . Thank you

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Nikhil Shah
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Hey all, I am looking for a pass for either 10/23 or 10/24. I am willing to pay up to $50 for a pass or best offer. Please email me nikbshah17@outlook.com if you would like to sell your reservation.

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Adam Russo
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Looking for a pass on 10/23! Please email me at adamrusso1008@gmail.com

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Paige Macy
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Hello! We're looking for a parking pass to Maroon Bells today, 10/22. If you happen to have a pass for 10/23 we're also looking for morning if possible. Thank you for your consideration! Please email plew26@icloud.com if you'd like to sell your reservation.

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Josh Padilla
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Looking for a parking permit for 10/22 or 10/23. Please email me at jshpadilla@yahoo.com. Thanks

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Karthikeya Dulla
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I have parking passes for sunset (10/24) and sunrise (10/25), I am driving from Aurora on Saturday, can give a ride if anyone's interested, reach me at: karthikeya254@gmail.com

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Anders Butler-Olimb
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I am looking for parking pass for 10/22

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Bridget Schirmers
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Hello! looking for a midnight to midnight or early start parking permit for 10/25! Greatly appreciate! reach me at: brischirmers@gmail.com

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Sarah Attridge
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Looking for a parking pass on 10/22! Saraheattridge@gmail.com. Thanks so much!

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Nitya Kanuri
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Looking for a parking permit for saturday morning 10/24 — either the sunrise one or the 9-12pm one. And / or would appreciate carpooling up there with you if you have space! Can reach me at: nityakanuri@gmail.com

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Megha Manjunath
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looking for a parking permit on 10/24 and 10/25. please let me know, Megha1manjunath@gmail.com

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Jordan Allen
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Looking for two shuttle passes for 10/21. Please email me: temetnosce47@gmail.com Cheers!

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Brooke Franks
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Looking for two passes for 10/24. brookefranks@outlook.com

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Lindsey Smith
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Easy but pretty and short

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Shivani Rajpara
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Looking for shuttle passes if you cancel pls email me Shivani.rajpara@du.edu

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Sakina Valibhai
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Looking to buy 2 shuttle tickets for tomorrow, 10/18 . Hit me up at svalibhai99@gmail.com if anyone interested in selling theirs.

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Adrienne Oviedo
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Adrienne Oviedo
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