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We just went up here for a quick break between hockey games and will count it as a highlight! The... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Christine L
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Nice waterfall and interesting rock formations

This is an interesting area just a few miles out of Aspen. It is more of a walk than a hike but... read more

Reviewed 24 October 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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All reviews ice cave climb down short hike parking lot independence pass interesting rock formations easy hike main bridge slot canyon great spot for a picnic the river beautiful waterfall the roaring fork river follow the signs recent snow great for kids huge boulders
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Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

We just went up here for a quick break between hockey games and will count it as a highlight! The ice caves were amazing and the grotto waterfall so unique! Be careful because there is limited parking but so worth every minute to go!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine L
Reviewed 24 October 2018

This is an interesting area just a few miles out of Aspen. It is more of a walk than a hike but there are really interesting rock formations, a beautiful waterfall, a small ice cave and a sort of mini slot canyon. There is a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

At the end of Independence Pass, just before you get into Aspen. We noticed the sign, checked into our hotel and came back the next day (early). Beautiful scenery and grottos. Enjoyed our short hike through the golden Aspen trees. Recommend!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 August 2018

I'm glad I found this trail on Tripadvisor. It was a nice, easy little hike to some cool ice caves. The "hike" took us about 20 minutes to reach the caves, including a few wrong turns and bush-whacking due to our lack of ability to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank ColoMama33
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a great trail and fairly mild walk for almost any level of hiker. We had our 5 and 9 year old grand kids and they had a blast. The highlight may have been when the hail storm came up on our walk back...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nicholas K
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Our 3 and 7 year old really enjoyed this hike! More of a walk really, but fun with the streams, waterfalls and ice caves. The ice caves were crowded so we didn’t go in but we saw the waterfalls and enjoyed that. There is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Culture28143
Reviewed 19 July 2018

Went with our grand children to see the grottos. Not kids friendly; we could not take the stroller up the trail. the Gottos are hard to see and steep for the kids, the creek is nice, not a lot of water. there are better places...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Apeisach
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a fun hike as you explore the area and view the ice caves and water falls. We've been visiting the Grottos for decades and really enjoy visiting here.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank BluefFash67
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls and rocks to climb on. Great place to see and take photos. They also have some trails to walk through.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Melanie716
Reviewed 16 May 2018

There is no cell service up there so be super careful, especially when you make it to the Roaring Fork River water falls....people have been known to slip in. This is such a beautiful area of Aspen, I go at least once a year and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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6 October 2017|
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Response from marvin b | Reviewed this property |
Daylight I imagine. It is just a parking area.
2 June 2017|
Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
The Grottoes trail is not connected to a campsite. There is a campsite not far from there called "Difficult Campground ". Call the U S Forest Service for information.