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Maroon Lake Scenic Trail

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Address: Aspen, CO 81611
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We have hiked over to Crested Butte from here taking us about 8-9 hours because we take so many photographs especially when we've done it in the fall.

Reviewed 3 March 2017
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Vaugines, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So we went up here in the office season, and according to their site you were supposed to be able to drive to the trail head and park close by since it was the off season the road wasn't supposed to have driving restrictions. Went the first week of May. Driving restrictions aren't supposed to happen until July. Got there... More 

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Vaugines, France
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have hiked over to Crested Butte from here taking us about 8-9 hours because we take so many photographs especially when we've done it in the fall.

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1 Thank Boylan424
Chicago
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Loved the hike. We did the shorter trail one day and then returned to hike to Crater Lake. Loved it. Not easy but not terrible. Hubby and I are 60 plus in decent shape but not athletes. We did fine. Just not a fast trip.

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Thank Diane P
Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

I have hiked Maroon Bells in the summer and it is unbelievable, but now I have snowshoed it in the winter and it is breathtaking! The snowshoe is 3 miles longer each way since they have to close the road in the winter, so make sure you bring plenty of water and some snacks to keep you going. Whether you... More 

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Essex, England
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

Easy to get to, and very beautiful. Was a bit steep and had shale-type rocks in some places so best to take poles if a bit unsteady.

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Natchez, Mississippi, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

It is a very short walk to the opening. Parking and restrooms available. The water was crystal clear when we were there, and a great reflection on the lake. If you are in Aspen, it is worth the drive to the area.

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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Picturesque ... can't click a bad pic here... its so serene and stunning. The drive to this place is amazing... perfect for a quiet outing with loved ones.

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Costa Mesa, California
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Cool place to spend some time meditating, walking or just breathing and admiring the breathtaking surroundings.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Excellent, easy, scenic trail through spectacular mountain valley filled with fall color was delightful. Try to go early in the morning so you can watch the shadows creep down the western side of the valley.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

A perfect mix of some aspens still yellow, a constantly changing sky of bright blue sky and billowy clouds and rustle of chilly winds.

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