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Maroon Bells Scenic Area


Welcome to the iconic Maroon Bells area located near Aspen, CO. The Maroon Bells Scenic Area is surrounded by the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness where restrictions apply. Visit below for information to plan your day trip or Wilderness experience.

Maroon Bells Information Line: (970) 945-3319. Contact for current Maroon Bells information.

At a Glance

Reservations: Events & Weddings: Two sites are reservable within the Maroon Bells area: Maroon Bells Amphitheater & East Maroon Picnic Site
Fees Maroon Bells Scenic Area is a fee area. (*Cash or check ONLY at Welcome Station)
Permit Info:
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Aspen, CO
Restroom: Restrooms available at day use areas at Maroon Lake
Passes: Valid Recreation Passes are accepted. 
Information Center: Maroon Bells Information Center @ Aspen Ranger Station
806 West Hallam
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 925-3445
  • Maroon Bells Hotline: (970) 945-3319 

General Information

General Notes:


Entrance sign to Silver Queen Campground.

There are three developed campgrounds opportunities along Maroon Creek Road. Here is what you need to know:

Developed Campgrounds:


Call Toll Free 1 (877) 444-6777 (International (518) 885-3639 or TDD (877) 833-6777) or reserve on-line at www.recreation.gov.

Food Storage:

Storing food properly is required when camping in the developed campgrounds in the Maroon Bells area. Please seal and store food in a container inside a vehicle or in bear boxes provided at the campsite.



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