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“A fantastic hike for those who are fit and love Nature”
Review of Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail
Ranked #15 of 108 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This easy, one-day hike from Maroon Lake is a great outing for the entire family.
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This trail rises from the Maroon Bells Lake shuttle stop. It is rather long and requires a certain degree of fitness and patience, but the Crater lake is truly beautiful and we were blown away by its scenery. Highly recommended!

1  Thank Roymobile2014
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

We went on a very rainy day and there was a steady stream of people coming back down the trail. The rocks were slippery which made it even more difficult to pass each other. I made it a little more than half way up b/c of the altitude, the crowds and the rain. My family went all the way up and said the view was nice but not any more beautiful than the lake at the bottom of the trail. If you want some exercise then make the climb but otherwise there is no pot of gold at the end of this rainbow.

Thank Merrily302
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you're going to go see the Maroon Bells, you must make the effort to hike to Crater Lake. The mountains are all around you and are just breathtaking, but the trail is steep and rocky. Thankful we were wearing good hiking shoes/boots and had our hydration packs, wished we had our hiking poles. We left later in the afternoon and had to hurry so as not to miss the bus back. Would recommend leaving earlier so that you can savor the mountains and not be rushed.

1  Thank Suzy K
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

Crater Lake was so beautiful! Definitely recommend taking this hike early in the day. We were there in July and it was pretty warm by the time we were going down. It's not that tough, but you will want to watch your step.

Thank Jen R
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We experienced sun, rain and hail on our 1.5 hour hike. Went to crater lake. Definitely beautiful! Worth the hike!

Thank rossmasl
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