Maroon BellsAspen, Colorado
Visiting the Maroon Bells
The Maroon Bells are a must-see to complete your Aspen adventure. The series of distinctive bell-shaped peaks tower at 14,000 feet above the glacial Maroon Valley and offer some of the best views in the world. – The most photographed mountains in North America
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Full reservation details can be found through the Aspen Chamber or the U.S. Forest Service.
Summer 2023 Update
Reservations are required to access the Scenic Area and related amenities by personal vehicle or by shuttle. Reservations can ONLY be secured through the Aspen Chamber. >>
Maroon Bells Information
Here, you can explore the glacial valley while surrounded by 14,000-foot peaks. Maroon Lake, surrounded by fields of wildflowers, mirrors images of the Maroon Bells in its waters.
For the best Maroon Bells experience
Visit the Bells on a weekday and utilize the bus service. If you have skied in Aspen, you know how easy and hassle-free the bus service is. Riding the bus system is a hassle-free way to access the area and leave the driving to someone else.
The road is open to private vehicles prior to 8 a.m.; However, the parking lot can already be full. Frequently, photographers or overnight hikers have begun their Maroon Bells experience in the wee hours of the morning. Which fill up the parking lot before the rest of us have even gotten out of bed. When this happens, the road is closed to private vehicles in advance of 8 a.m. The road is subject to closure at any time due to overcrowding. *Leaf peepers visiting on peak foliage weekends in late September/ early October should anticipate this being the case and plan alternate visits accordingly.*
Camping & Hiking
Camping and pet-friendly hiking trails are both available. Camping or backpackers going further into Aspen’s Maroon Bells must make campsite reservations or permits for backcountry camping. Find more info about camping.