The Grottos Trail

EASY 19 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
131 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.

hiking
7 months ago

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.

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8 months ago

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8 months ago

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

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9 months ago

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

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

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

Monday, February 29, 2016

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!