The Grottos Trail

EASY 32 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.

9 minutes ago

Be sure to climb down to the ice caves.

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14 days ago

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

16 days ago

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22 days 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!

29 days ago

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29 days 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.

30 days ago

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8 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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9 months ago

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9 months ago

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

10 months ago

10 months ago

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

10 months ago

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