Maroon Bells Scenic Area


Welcome to the iconic Maroon Bells area located near Aspen, CO. The Maroon Bells Scenic Area features several hiking trails ranging from short hikes near Maroon Lake to longer overnight backpacking trips into the Maroon-Snowmass Wilderness. Restrictions apply. View information below to help plan your trip.

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

Maroon Bells Access: Reservations are required to visit Maroon Bells by personal vehicle or shuttle in 2021. Vehicle access begins May 15 and the shuttle system from Aspen Highlands begins June 7. You can start making reservations for either beginning April 12 at Those wanting to park overnight to backpack into the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness will also need to make a reservation to park overnight at

Information regarding visiting Maroon Bells by shuttle (.pdf)

Wilderness Trails: Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness surrounds the extremely popular Maroon Bells Scenic Area which is a major access point for Wilderness travel. Popular trails include Four Pass Loop & Conundrum Trail.

Maroon Bells Scenic Area


Fall colors are starting to turn at the bells Fall colors are just starting to turn at the bells Peak Fall Color at Maroon Bells Views of wildlife on the Four Pass Loop trail First snow fall over the Maroon Bells with fall color!

At a Glance

Permit Info: Reservations are required this year to visit Maroon Bells by personal vehicle or shuttle:
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Maroon Valley & Scenic Area Restrictions (.pdf)
Closest Towns: Aspen, CO
Restroom: Restrooms available at day use areas at Maroon Lake
Information Center: Aspen- Sporis Ranger District 
620 Main Street,
Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2266
Maroon Bells Hotline: (970) 945-3319 

General Information

General Notes:


Silver Bar, Silver Bell and Silver Queen campgrounds will open on May 28, 2021. Reservations can be made at Those with campground reservations do not need a reservation for parking at Maroon Lake. For additional information, please contact the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District Monday-Friday 8am-4:30 pm at (970) 963-2266.


Silver Bar Campground (reserve now) - 4 sites available at this small primitive campground.

Silver Bell Campground (reserve now) - 14 sites available on the banks of Maroon Creek.

Silver Queen Campground (reserve now) - 5 campsites available, near Maroon Creek.


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

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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