Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness - White River
Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness was one of five areas in Colorado designated as wilderness in the original Wilderness Act of 1964. This Wilderness is located in Colorado within the Elk Mountains and spans the White River and Gunnison National Forests. The Wilderness area surrounds the extremely popular Maroon Bells Scenic Area which is a major access point for Wilderness travel.
At a Glance
The following regulations apply to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness and are in place to protect this special area:
|Closest Towns:||Aspen, Colorado; Crested Butte, Colorado|
|Water:||Treat all non-potable water before consuming.|
|Operated By:||Forest Service|
|Information Center:||Aspen-Sopris Ranger District|
- Four Pass Loop: The famous Four Pass Loop backpacking route in the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness is an international treasure. This 26 mile (42 km) circuit climbs over four mountain passes higher than 12,000ft, past alpine lakes and among high Elk Range peaks.
- Conundrum Hot Springs: The Conundrum Creek Trail generally parallels Conundrum Creek weaving its way up the valley through the woods and meadows to three river crossings before the hot springs.
- View a comprehensive list of Maroon Bells Wilderness Trails
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information