At the Basecamp, you can purchase your bus tickets to the Maroon Bells Recreation Area and grab a snack or a sandwich to eat in the lounge or bring with you to a picnic site. In an effort to reduce single-use plastic, a water bottle refill station is available for all guests to use, so bring your water bottle. Need a walking stick, Camelback, sunscreen or hat for your hike around Maroon Lake or to Crater Lake? The Basecamp has all of that and more.
Should you prefer to explore the Maroon Valley by bike, you have options. Rent a bike at the Basecamp or ride your own up to the Maroon Bells Scenic area. The ascent from the base of Aspen Highlands to the visitor area at the Maroon Bells is 1,500 feet in eight miles, so get your lungs ready! A less strenuous option is to load the bike on the designated area of the bus for the trip up and soar on your bike back down Maroon Creek Road.