Maroon Bells Shuttle Bus Dates

June 8 to October 11, 2020


Maroon Bells Basecamp

Open daily, June 13 to October 4, 2020

Aspen Highlands Plaza

Maroon Bells Hotline


The Maroon Bells are located south of Aspen, Colorado. Access via Maroon Creek Road is restricted in summer between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Learn more about transportation options to Maroon Lake below.

By Shuttle

The best way to experience the bells is by shuttle. Shuttles depart every 20 minutes from the Aspen Highlands Village parking lot. Bus passes can be purchased at Four Mountain Sports at Aspen Highlands for $8 for adults, $6 for youth / seniors, while children under 5 years-old are free. Shuttles operate every day June 13 – October 4, 2020. Parking at Aspen Highlands parking garage is available for day-use parking for a fee.

Pro Tip...

If you're planning to visit Maroon Bells, purchase the Aspen Snowmass Sightseeing Package for $39 to get the most value. The package includes the Maroon Bells Bus Tour, 3 days of gondola & chairlift access, $10 lunch credit, a complimentary beverage at the Limelight Lounge, 20% off bike rentals at Four Mountain Sports (excluding downhill bikes), and 20% off Park Ready downhill clinic.

By Car

Maroon Creek Road typically opens mid-May and closes mid-November, depending on conditions (snow melt, avalanche debris, etc.). Due to limited parking availability at Maroon Lake in the summer, Maroon Creek Road has personal vehicle restrictions to vehicular traffic June – October. Confirmed dates will be announced in the spring.

Personal vehicles may only travel to Maroon Lake before 8am or after 5pm, with an entrance fee of $10. From 8am to 5pm, personal vehicles are not permitted and you must take the shuttle bus from Aspen Highlands. Parking at Aspen Highlands parking garage is available for day-use parking for a fee. Some exceptions apply:

Personal Vehicle Exceptions:
• Vehicles carrying people with disabilities or with a valid handicap placard or license plate
• Vehicles with 11 people or more
• Vehicles with infants that require a restraining child seat (not a booster seat)
• People camping at Silver Bar, Silver Bell and Silver Queen Campgrounds
• Holders with special-use permits issued by the Forest Service
• Overnight backpackers
• Horse trailers
• From 5pm–8am, the road is open to vehicles with $10 recreation use fee.

Aspen Highlands Parking Garage:
199 Prospector Rd, Aspen, CO 81611

Vehicle Pass Information

National Parks pass with a Golden Eagle Sticker, Golden Access, America the Beautiful and Maroon Bells Passes allow access to the Maroon Bells Scenic Area for the season. Passes are not valid when the road is restricted to motorized vehicles from 8am–5pm.

By Bike

Traveling to Maroon Bells on two wheels is locals' favorite way to explore this beautiful area. Rent a road bike, cruiser or e-bike from Four Mountain Sports at Aspen Highlands, and enjoy a scenic 8 mile ride to Maroon Lake with the wind in your hair. Traveling by bike allows you to enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and surrounding at a slower pace on your own schedule. There's no better way to explore the Maroon Bells!
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