The Maroon Bells area has a typical high-altitude Rocky Mountain climate. In general, winter lasts from early November until April, with summer reaching its apex in July and August. Spring (roughly May and June) is defined by warm temperatures, lots of mud on trails and occasional thunderstorms. Fall is often a very dry season. Lasting from mid-September until late October, it can be warm during the day and brisk at night. The height of fall color — when the aspen trees turn gold — is late September and the first few days of October.
However, within these patterns of "normal" weather, anything can happen. It can snow in mid-summer, and lightning can occur in winter. Visitors to the area need to prepare for the unexpected.
Daily: June 13 – Sept. 7, 2020 | Weekends: May 23-25, Sep 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, Oct 2-4
Ready to explore the Maroon Bells? Make the most of your time in Aspen and Snowmass with a Sightseeing Package. The package gives you access to the Maroon Bells bus tour in addition to a list of must-do activities around town and on the mountain.
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.
*** 20% off bike rentals at Four Mountain Sports does not include downhill bikes or e-bikes **** September 11 through October 4, the gondolas and chairlift operate Friday – Sunday only. The Maroon Bells bus tour will operate 7 days a week until October 4.