The Maroon Bells are two of the most photographed mountains in all of North America — and for good reason. Rising more than 14,000 feet above sea level just south of Aspen, the twin peaks are striped with snow all summer long. Aspen trees drape the hillsides, while Maroon Lake provides a handy mirror that grounds the whole scene in a postcard-perfect reflection.
Hiking remains the best way to experience the unparalleled beauty of the area, especially in July when the alpine meadows bloom with a profusion of flowers, or in late September as the Aspen trees turn an amber yellow. Road cyclists love to ride their bikes up Maroon Creek Road, and campers can find a rewarding solitude in the small National Forest Service campgrounds that line the hiking trails beyond the lake.
Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements on bus transportation, access to Maroon Bells will be limited this summer and only available through online reservations.
Daily: June 12 – Sept. 7, 2020 | Weekends: Sep 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Oct 2-4
If you're visiting Maroon Bells, you may also enjoy sightseeing on Aspen Mountain and Snowmass. Our Sightseeing Package offers 3 days of gondola access as well as several perks to make the most of your trip to the high country.
From the heart of downtown Aspen, the Silver Queen Gondola delivers guests to the peak at 11,200 feet, where endless vistas and flower-laden hiking trails await. From Snowmass Base Village, the Elk Camp Gondola sweeps through the trees and ends amid Lost Forest and Snowmass Bike Park, where adventure awaits you. At the top of the world, it’s easier to find your center.
Sightseeing Package - $39
3 days of gondola and chairlift rides (valid 3 of 7 days) at Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola or Snowmass's Elk Camp Gondola
$10 lunch credit at Sundeck Restaurant* (top of Aspen Mountain), Ajax Tavern (base of Aspen Mountain), or Elk Camp Restaurant (top of Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass)
1 free glass of house wine or draught beer with purchase of pizza at Limelight Lounge in Aspen or Snowmass
20% off bike rentals at Four Mountain Sports***
20% off Intro to Downhill and Downhill Skills Clinic
* Please note: The Sundeck Restaurant at the top of Aspen Mountain will be under construction during summer 2020. Click here for the most up to date information about our offerings during your visit.