We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
All photos (1,288)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“the bus”(372 reviews)
“crater lake”(325 reviews)
“aspen highlands”(145 reviews)
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Aspen Highlands, End of Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO
+1 970-925-1940
Ways to Experience Maroon Bells
Reviews (2,158)
Filter reviews
2,083 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsthe buscrater lakeaspen highlandsparking lotgreat hikehiking trailsfall colorsbeautiful areaparking areanatural beautybeautiful scenerybucket listworth the tripeasy hikeshort hikebellsmoose
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 2,083 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We parked at the hughkanss and took the shuttle up. We hiked about 2miles. Was challenging but amazing. Dress appropriately (hat, suntan lotion, bug spray and water). Amazing views the entire hike

Thank Howie Z
Reviewed yesterday

Tour buses take you right up to the Bells! Easy hikes if you so choose to do them. There are bathrooms and drinking fountains. Be sure to take your camera because the entire area is just breathtaking! Bus drivers/tour guides know a lot about the...More

1  Thank spokanesid
Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth doing again and again! The hike felt hardy for some in my group, but fine for those who work out regularly. The views are varied along the way, as well as the incline of the trail. I hope to do it again in the...More

2  Thank Sarita19th
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early. It’s a popular location and will get crowded as the day progresses. The Bus: Taking the bus is easy and convenient…as the day progresses they will prohibit cars from driving up. You take a free RFTA bus to Aspen Highlands. From there, you...More

1  Thank BLT1991
Reviewed 3 days ago

My family and I visited Maroon Bells in May and enjoyed it. We always have gone to see the leaves change in September, but what was so nice in May no one was there. We had great parking and visited the area in a few...More

1  Thank Mark_traveled13
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful day - temperature in the 70’s with sunshine. The lake at Maroon Bells was emerald green and perfectly clear. Wow - what a spectacular place! Surround this perfect lake with mountains covered with green y’all pines and Aspen trees. The view was stunning. Nice...More

3  Thank DianefromDC
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth the time if the weather rigth. Logistic is well arranged. The trail to Crater lake is harder than it seems...

Thank Amir L
Reviewed 5 days ago

We didn't want to deal with the bus (too much traffic between 8 & 5 in the summer means you park and take a bus to the top) So we went about 6:30 at night and hiked for several hours. The views were breath taking!...More

Thank labema22
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is gorgeous and there is hiking for all ages. Easy to get too! Breathtaking views, we will be back.

Thank Joshua P
Reviewed 5 days ago

Included this in our recent Colorado trip. We went to RMNP, Maroon Bells, Colorado Springs, and Denver so it was a little bit out of the way but WELL WORTH IT! Beautiful scenery! Just as scenic as the national park! The shuttle to get here...More

2  Thank sharonbQ7070AK
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Catherine M | Reviewed this property |
I think it will be worth the trip. It was our first time to both Aspen and Maroon Bells. Mornings are best. Remember, if you are driving you must arrive before 8:00 otherwise you must take the shuttle.
5 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Cecelia S | Reviewed this property |
I saw many families with small children and older family members. Hiking with a baby carrier will really depend on ones comfort level. Happy trails!