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Aspen Highlands, End of Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were fortunate to have a quick 40 minutes of sunshine while hiking this most spectacular of venues. Worth the effort...a MUST visit for all!

Thank Italycathy1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The bus ride, with the driver’s guidance itself was worthwhile. The mountains are magnificent. We were there at foliage time and the aspen trees were sensational.

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 6 days ago

This has been on my bucket list since my daughter moved to Boulder 5 years ago so we flew into Denver, picked her up and headed to Aspen for a Colorado road trip! We chose to first drive up after 5PM on a Sunday where...More

Thank Jerri W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredibly scenic hike! The reflection off the lakes is mesmerizing. Get there early or take the shuttle. The parking area is very small.

Thank Stuart L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Maroon Bells on the 3rd day of October 2018. We stayed at the Mountain Chalet Aspen and started for Maroon Bells at around 10-00 am. We kept the car at parking lot of Aspen Highlands. We boarded in the bus for Maroon...More

Thank Jamil_Sayed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking view of the maroon hill and the lake ! The drive by the RFTA bus was enjoyable and informative. Be careful to go early before 8 if you want to go the full park by car. Otherwise the bus ride is $8 for adults...More

Thank Madhubanti D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to visit in aspen. Beautiful view and fall season is awesome. The bus driver is very fully and guides us very well.

Thank Nikin-Komal S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible must see location. Bus is $8 from Aspen Highlands and is fast and comfortable. The maroon bells and lake are just beautiful. Easy hike with plenty of photo ops and time to take in the stunning surroundings.

Thank Janiemac11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great sites to see on a bike ride. Start at the lake and go toward town so the ride is downhill. Very steep uphill.

Thank ObedF
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to drive here instead of taking the bus from Aspen Highlands to the Bells. It was an easy drive. While the Maroon Bells are touted as the most photographed place in Colorado, pictures simply don’t do the peaks justice. A reflective lake and...More

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KhalDrogo123
2 October 2018|
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Response from 303Von | Reviewed this property |
Any time of year is great to visit the Maroon Bells. The Bells are majestic and magical. Chances are in mid October most of the fall colors will be gone. I suggest that you keep the Maroon Bells as a destination on your... More
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PatnareeS5
1 October 2018|
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Response from Mark_traveled13 | Reviewed this property |
There is a wonderful website ski com. Staff is available daily and are experts in touring that area year round. All of the answers are correct, dress in layers and if you are driving from Denver ask your car rental which... More
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Anup D
14 September 2018|
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Response from Kate S | Reviewed this property |
Peak weekends in September for viewing fall foliage are 9/15-9/16, 9/22-9/23, 9/29-9/30. I was there in August though and it was still beautiful. The road for the bus usually closes in mid-November.
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