Maroon Snowmass Trail
ElevationAscent: 578' 176 m
Descent: -14' -4 m
High: 10,150' 3,094 m
Low: 9,572' 2,917 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
Current trail conditions
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“One of the most popular trails in Colorado, for good reason.”— Tom Robson
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.
Land Manager: White River National Forest - Maroon Bells
May 16, 2019: Forest Service approves Wolf Creek Storage Wells project