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“Ice cold!”
Review of Grottos Trail

Grottos Trail
Ranked #16 of 108 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 7 August 2013

That was the temperature of the water cascading down the falls. The rocks are so beautifully carved by the water, and easy to see. Very easy hike, lots of people, but you never felt overwhelmed by people. My husband hiked down to the ice cave and said it was literally cool and beautiful. Again, rocks carved so intricately by the water and ice over time. Great views, and just up the road (or closer to Aspen) is the Devil's Punchbowl. Several local kids hanging out there on the rocks sunning themselves and we missed the 'jumpers' into the bowl. Looked cold to me!

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Reviewed 3 August 2013

Great short family hike... The grottos are cool and the cascade waterfalls are great. Quick hike for even very small children.

Thank Tyler C
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Reviewed 31 July 2013

Several people said we had to do this. There's a small parking lot and bridge to cross over the creek. Ice grotto in July still has ice in it. Small water falls this time of year nice to look at.

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Reviewed 22 July 2013

We went to the Grotto in the afternoon after hiking the Crater Lake Trail at Maroon Bells in the morning. It's hard to compare anything with vistas of the Maroon Bells, but the Ice Caves at the Grotto are fun. The caves are very close to the parking lot, and would easily be missed if they weren't marked. You can look down a crevice and see some of the ice, but to really experience, you need to climb down into the caves. I would not have known where or how to climb down if some folks weren't there to tell me how they did it....and even then, it's not easy to get down. Luckily, I had my two sons coaching me. But, if you can manage it, the caves are very impressive and there is a significant amount of ice down there, even in late July. It's right on the way up to Independence Pass, so an easy stop along the way.

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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Don't miss the opportunity to see ice caves and waterfalls. Trails are easy. We did it in one hour and saw a lot

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