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“A Wow Experience”
Review of West Maroon Trail

Santa Monica, California
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68 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A Wow Experience”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We , 3 couples, planned this trip for a while, took care of the logistics, transportation to and from the trailheads at either end, accommodations and dine is Crested Butte etc and set off on a nice day in early August, start at the trailhead at 7 am worked out well. Gorgeous scenery, steady climbing and crossing a couple of creeks, poles were very helpful, and reached the crest after a hard 1000ft vertical hike within the last mile or so before the crest.Hike down to Crested Butte through some amazingly beautiful fields of wild flowers, after almost 12 miles and about 6 hours with some stops arrived happy and tired in CB for well deserved dinner and drinks.

Visited August 2014
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idaho
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66 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Breathtaking Views at Every Turn”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

I ventured out on this 11 mile trail with 5 other gals. We hiked from Aspen to Crested Butte and stayed in a hotel and then ventured back on the same trail. We debated taking the East Maroon Trail back, but due to expected weather and lack of details, we couldn't be sure how long that route would have taken. That said, taking the West trail back to Aspen was as gratifying as the first time over the Crested Butte. The wildflowers are unbeatable. I have never seen such a display of color and variety. The flowers seemed to change from the Aspen side to the Crested Butte side. It took us about 6 hours to do the hike. There are a few steep places that slowed us down. This is a life experience not to be missed. I would love to see more information on the East route as the info out there is conflicting.

Visited August 2014
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Aspen, Colorado
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6 reviews
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“West Marron to Crested Butte”
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Beautiful 11 mile hike to Crested Butte from Maroon bells parking lot. took about 5.5 hours with a lunch break on top of West Maroon and some snack/photo stops. Got a shuttle (dolly shuttles) into Crested butte town from the end of the trail above Emerald lake.

Visited August 2014
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USA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Amazing!!! Incredibly beautiful, especially when the wildflowers are in bloom. I wrote a post describing the hike and logistics. For additional information, see my post "West Maroon Trail / Crested Butte to Aspen"

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank etravel_10
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Naples, FL
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56 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Spectacular views”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Great hike along clean and cold stream with vistas, moose and waterfalls. take a picnic and plenty of water.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank frequenteater
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