Crater Lake Hike, Maroon Bells

crater lake aspen maroon bells colorado hike maroon lake silver bells Crater Lake at Maroon Bells is a short 2 mi hike that gains an elevation of around 700 ft. You pass through the Maroon Lake at the trail head and continue on the West Maroon Trail for 45-60 mins to the lake at the foot of Maroon Bells.
crater lake aspen maroon bells colorado hike maroon lake silver bells It is one of the most visited sites in Aspen, Colorado and absolutely worth the drive or the effort.
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Looking down at Maroon Lake (above). Another view of the Maroon Bells from the trail head (below).
crater lake aspen maroon bells colorado hike maroon lake silver bells Silver Bells Campground Campsite #11 – for those who unload hastily. Go around the camp ground or better still explore the Silver Queen Campground a quarter of a mile away, for more astounding views.
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Hanging Lake Hike

hanging lake hike colorado glenwood springs aspen US 70A stepper workout to 1000-1500 odd steps. This steep hike set in the Glenwood Canyon (near Glenwood Springs) climbs an elevation of 1000 ft (gain) in roughly 1.2 miles. The trail is rocky but fun. Expect to arrive at the lake in 45-60 mins. Well worth it!
hanging lake hike colorado glenwood springs aspen US 70More pictures of the pristine lake. At least appears pristine…
hanging lake hike colorado glenwood springs aspen US 70