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Grottos Trail

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Address: Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-925-3445

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Ice caves can be seen at beginning of spring

I've been here a couple of times and I try to do it beginning of spring since you can see ice caves there. It is a nice easy hiking trail.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Betty R
Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a couple of times and I try to do it beginning of spring since you can see ice caves there. It is a nice easy hiking trail.

Thank Betty R
New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

When the sun is shining into the grottos it just lights up. Interesting to see how a little bit of water can carve the rock.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Location: It's on your left about 9 miles east of Aspen if you're traveling westbound on Highway 82. If you pass Weller Lake you've gone too far. Easy hike through dirt and smooth rock surfaces. Just follow the signs and your ears and you will see the ice caves/grottos and continue up to the top of the falls. Great photo... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a hidden gem---many people drive into Aspen & completely miss this; when you see the "Grottos Trail" sign, turn left & down into the parking lot. There are the Ice Caves trail, the Cascades trail, etc. All of it is very charming & easily done; take your time & enjoy it!

1 Thank Teresa L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Grottos Trail is Lovely... Cool ice caves, beautiful cascades, lovely forest. Good for couch potatoes.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Pretty area with picnic tables and trails along the river. Waterfall was pretty for pictures. Water is very cold.

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Burleson, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

This trail is easy and rewarding. There are several options from where you start at the parking lot. You can head down the trail just to the left before the bridge and a few hundred yards later you’ll be rewarded with a full on view of the cascade waterfalls. This is usually a pretty good photo op if there rocks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful hike. I am by no means an experienced hiker, nor in great shape, but had a lot of fun exploring these trails. Couldn't figure out how to get into the ice caves but they looked spectacular from above, and the cascades were amazing. Although there are plenty of smooth walkways, it can also get pretty rocky so thick... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

This is a great little hike to stop and see the ice caves and the waterfalls. you can make it a quick stop or really explore. great place for a picnic

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Wendell, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We took this trail specifically to see the ice caves. This was one of many stops on a cross country trip to Yellowstone. My daughter and I had never seen anything like this. Above it was sunny and fairly warm and down into the caves there was ice everywhere? We watched other people to figure out the best way to... More 

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