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blue Maroon Snowmass Trail

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1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer point to point
87% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 578' 176 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 10,150' 3,094 m
Low: 9,572' 2,917 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

One of the most popular trails in Colorado, for good reason.

Tom Robson

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

From mid-June through September, Maroon Creek Road is restricted to vehicles from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m beyond the T-Lazy Seven Ranch. Take the shuttle from Aspen Highlands Ski Area, which leaves every 20 minutes; dogs are allowed on the bus.

The Interagency, Senior/Golden Access Passes are honored.

Description

This trail is one of the most heavily used trails in the Aspen area. Hikers, backpackers and horse travelers enjoy the wildflowers, views and access to other areas within the Wilderness.
Camping at Crater Lake (designated sites only) and Snowmass Lake (designated sites only) can get very crowded. Expect a large numbers of campers at Snowmass Lake, especially on the weekends.

The trail starts at the Maroon Lake parking area. To the right of the Lake, the Maroon Snowmass Trail traverses through a meadow to a Forest Service bulletin board at the far end of the lake. The trail continues to climb through scree fields and aspen groves before a beautiful "rock garden". From here the trail drops down to Crater Lake.

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