Mountains - Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells, which lie in the Elk mountain range in a canyon just
beyond Aspen, Colorado, are probably the most photographed "Fourteeners" of
the Rocky Mountains. The incredible views up the valleys and
through the passes make this a great day hiking experience. Summitting
the two Maroons Bells or the nearby Pyramid Peak are not possible
without technical skills due to the steep, loose rock
While not an "extreme hike" compared to other
hikes on this site, it qualifies for listing here due to the incomparable
views as one hikes up (about 3000) a valley 6 miles from Maroon
Lake, past Crater Lake, to the West Maroon Pass. For an interesting
option, you can continue another 6+ miles to Crested Butte for an
evenings stay in the comfort of a hotel, then return the next
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