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Great hike for fit people

Awesome hike! 11 miles of moderate - strenuous hiking one way. Several different nature environments along the way. Don't pack too much in your backpack - the weight is tough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 August 2015
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Boulder, Colorado
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Arvada, Colorado
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

The West Maroon Pass trail has been my favorite for years, despite the roundtrip from Aspen side being on the longer side (from Crested Butte, you save 1000 ft elevation gain and miles). Unfortunately, it's popularity leads to large, noisy, inconsiderate groups greatly diminishing your experience from this unique trail. Over the years, I got used to females making me... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Awesome hike! 11 miles of moderate - strenuous hiking one way. Several different nature environments along the way. Don't pack too much in your backpack - the weight is tough. Our relatively fit group finished in 5-1/2 hours with a short lunch break. Dolly's Shuttle picked us up to bring up into town in Crested Butte ($15/person). I heard they... More 

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wilmette, il
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

Bike Riding to Maroon Bells. In the summer you can ride to the Maroon Bells from Aspen in about an hour and a half if you are in good shape. Traffic is light as motor vehicles are restricted after 8 AM. The road is 9 miles of climbing but you are rewarded with a wonderful trip and view. There is... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Views were magnificent and there was great camaraderie between other hikers on the trail. Would do it again in a heartbeat. We are "older adults" and it was challenging at times but exhilarating - took us between between 7 and 8 hours. Would like to caution others to NOT use Maroon Bells Shuttles to transport your car from Maroon Bells... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Completed this trail going west on 10 August 2015. Took 7 hours from trail head to trail head. The Aspen side has stunning views of the Maroon Bells, Crater Lake and the mountain range; underfoot it is rocky so plan on being much slower than your usual hiking pace. To the pass it took us 5 hours with minimal stops;... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Beautiful trail, the views are amazing. The only down part are the horses you have to watch where you step!

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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

We absolutely loved this hike! Took High Mountain Taxi from our hotel in Aspen to Maroon Bells ($50) so we could start our hike earlier. It was definitely long and challenging towards the top of Maroon Pass, but it was worth it! It took us (2 adults in our 50's and our 2 teenage girls) about 7 hours. The girls... More 

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Europe
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170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We did this hike recently and were in awe of the wildflowers on the Crested Butte side. It's a tough hike because it's steep and because it's so rocky. I much prefer the CB side and probably wouldn't do the complete hike again as coming down from the CB was hell on my knees. We met some fantastic people, though,... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

My husband, college age sons and niece hiked the West Maroon Bells Trail from Aspen to Crested Butte last weekend and had a fantastic time. The trail is rated strenuous so with appropriate rests for the altitude and eleveation gain and the right gear we made the trip as 58 yr. olds and enjoyed it. Our sons and niece could've... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We started at about 7am from Maroon Lake. It took us 7 hours to get to the Crested Butte side. We stopped for lunch but did not spend much time on the saddle. The reverse route is much easier due to more downhill. The wild flowers were at their peak towards the end of July 2015. Plenty of streams along... More 

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