The Maroon Bells are some of the most spectacular mountains in Colorado.
Soaring over 14,000 feet in elevation, the symmetrical summits are perfectly
framed by the valley. Maroon Lake acts as a reflective pond on windless days.
The wildflowers are perfuse and peak in late July to mid August.
Abundant wildlife inhabits the area, much of which has been set aside as the
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
The Bells are well known and attract
crowds. From mid June through September Maroon Creek Road is closed to
automobile traffic from 8:30 a.m. unit 5:00 p.m. You will need to catch a
shuttle bus from the Aspen Highlands Bus Terminal (located on Maroon Creek
Road at the base of the ski area) which includes an informative guided tour of
the valley. If you are in Aspen, you can ride the Castle/Maroon Bus from Ruby
Park to Aspen Highlands and transfer to the Maroon Bells Bus. Contact the
Roaring Fork Transit Agency at 970-925-8484 for more information.
Directions from Aspen: Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82. Turn onto Maroon Creek Road at the roundabout. Continue 9 1/2 miles to the Maroon Lake Parking Area.From mid-June through September, the Maroon Creek Road is closed from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you will need to take a shuttle bus from Ruby Park in Aspen. The bus includes an informative guided tour of the valley. Contact the Roaring Fork Transit Agency at 925-8484 for more information.