Maroon Bells Scenic Area ACCESS

Bus driving into beautiful Maroon Bells Scenic Area.

Shuttle Service

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Infographic for maroon Bells encouraging users to take public transportation


The best way to experience the Maroon Bells is by bus. The bus operates 8 am to 5 pm from June into October.

Shuttle Schedule: 8 am to 5 pm daily, every 20 minutes (June 9 through October 8)

Shuttle Prices: $8 for adults, $6 under 16 or over 65, free for children under 6.

Tickets: Sold at Four Mountain Sports locations at the base of Aspen Highlands Ski Area.

Bus Information: Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, or by phone (970) 925-8484.

Parking: If you are riding the shuttle, parking is available for bus riders at Aspen Highlands Ski Area.

  • Weekdays: 0-3 hours $5, 3-8 hours $10, Full Day (8 hrs +) $20
  • Weekends : 0-3 hours $10, 3-8 hours $15, Full Day (8 hrs +) $25

For more information, contact the Aspen Skiing Company at (970) 923-1227 or (800) 525-6200.

Overflow parking will be available during the month of September only at the Buttermilk parking lot located north of the town of Aspen on the west side of Highway 82. Parking at the overflow parking lot at Buttermilk is free and will be available the last 3 weekends in September (Saturday and Sunday).

Maroon Bells Information Line: (970) 945-3319.

Aspen Parking Garage Address: 427 Rio Grande Pl, Aspen, CO 81611

Video: How To Maroon Bells


Bicycle in Maroon Bells

Traveling to the Maroon Bells by bicycle is an adventurous way to visit. There is no fee for bicycling on Maroon Creek road. There are bike racks at the end of the road to park your bike and walk to the lake.

Bicycles must ride single file on Maroon Creek Road. 

Bicycles are not allowed at Maroon Lake or any of the trails surrounding the scenic area. 

Vehicle Access

Due to high and increasing use, and to minimize our impacts on the Maroon Bells area, vehicle restrictions are in place on Maroon Creek Road June through October. *Cash or Check only accepted at Welcome Station.*

All visitors are required to use the shuttle bus from 8am -5pm, June 9th through October 8th. When buses are not in operation, all vehicles may access the Maroon Lake, West Maroon or East Maroon sites for a $10 fee or via one of the national recreation passes.

Overnight Parking is extremely limited. The overnight lots are located below the Day Use lot at Maroon Lake; camping is prohibited.