Maroon Bells Scenic Area
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. Special regulations apply. The information below will help you 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 and associated trailheads by personal vehicle or shuttle in 2022. This includes overnight parking for those backpacking into the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness. Reservations are available from www.aspenchamber.org.
Maroon Creek Road is open to bicycles and e-bikes. All bike riders are expected to adhere to proper bicycling etiquette, including riding single file on the right side of the road (in the direction of traffic) and wearing helmets.
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.
At a Glance
|Permit Info:||Reservations are required to visit Maroon Bells by personal vehicle or shuttle: www.aspenchamber.org.|
|Restrictions:||Maroon Valley & Scenic Area restrictions|
|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
Maroon Bells Hotline: (970) 945-3319
General InformationGeneral Notes:
Silver Bar, Silver Bell and Silver Queen campgrounds will open on May 27, 2022. Reservations can be made at www.recreation.gov. 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.
Call Toll Free 1 (877) 444-6777 (International (518) 885-3639 or TDD (877) 833-6777) or reserve on-line at www.recreation.gov.
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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