The Grottos Trail

EASY 72 reviews
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The Grottos Trail is a 1.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Aspen, Colorado that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Aspen: Drive nine miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. Continue driving past Weller Campground .9 miles to a sign marked Trailhead on the right. Turn here, drive about 200 feet to the parking area.

walking
2 months ago

Very easy hike; more of a walk. Beautiful, though! We got there early on a Saturday & there weren’t a lot of people.

hiking
3 months ago

Ok yes this is really more "sightseeing" than "hiking". But it is one of my new favorite spots in Colorado! It's absolutely beautiful and interesting. You can't take a bad photo here.

4 months ago

It's more of a playground than a hike...I'll go back when there's ice in the ice caves!

5 months ago

Beautiful easy walk with wheelchair accessibility on the south side to the falls.

5 months ago

Very heavily trafficked right off the road, lots of
Kids, would be a very nice place to take a family and picnic but don't expect much past that.

hiking
6 months ago

Cool trail where you can climb down into the caves. Great creek you can hike along as well. Not much elevation change, but great scenery.

6 months ago

Be sure to climb down to the ice caves.

hiking
7 months ago

The ice caves were really cool to go exploring, but the real view was the river and all of the rocks, absolutely breathtaking.

hiking
7 months ago

We hit this trail on a perfect bluebird day. Busy parking area but we had plenty of room to spread out. Short walk to the cascades for a beautiful view. The kiddo, pup, and parents all enjoyed!

hiking
7 months ago

What a cool area. This is the time of year to come. Heavy parking, be gentle. A bit busy, but enough area to go get away from everyone.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Not so much a hike as it is a very cool scenic walk. You can add some adventure by going down inside the ice caves and playing around amongst the beautiful cascades falls as well.

hiking
Monday, August 29, 2016

Great stop on the way to Aspen - more exploring to be done than hiking.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Beautiful trail, especially in the fall. Easy terrain and the triple waterfall at the top is amazing!

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Easy and enjoyable trail. Reminded me of hiking in North Carolina.

hiking
Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My husband said it was an easy Trail- I found it to be moderate- from hiking into the forest then checking out the views from the Cascade- awesome

hiking
Saturday, June 21, 2014

Short easy trail. My boys liked bouldering and exploring the ice caves.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

This was an easy trail that featured really cool ice caves, two waterfalls, and a beautiful forest. Very easy hike with superb views and variety in a short distance!

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