Maroon Bells Scenic Area


Welcome to the iconic Maroon Bells area located near Aspen, CO.  Maroon Bells Scenic Area is a great place to visit for the day, venture out on a day hike and enjoy a picnic. If you are interested in something more challenging, visiting the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness on foot or hoof is also an option. The Maroon Bells Scenic Area is surrounded by the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, one of five areas in Colorado designated as wilderness in the original Wilderness Act of 1964. Visit below for information to plan your day trip or Wilderness experience. 

For current Maroon Bells info, please call the Maroon Bells Hotline: (970) 945-3319.

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:

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.


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

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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