Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells at sunrise. Aspen, Colorado.

Maroon Bells Shuttle Bus Dates

June 7 to October 17, 2021


Maroon Bells Basecamp

Open daily, June 7 to October 17, 2021

Aspen Highlands Plaza

Maroon Bells Hotline


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 this summer to Maroon Bells will once again be limited and only available through online reservations.

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Sightseeing Package

Daily: June 21 – Sept. 6, 2021 | Weekends: Sep 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, Oct 1-3

If you're visiting Maroon Bells, you may also enjoy sightseeing on Snowmass and Aspen Mountain. 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.

At the top of the world, it’s easier to find your center.

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. 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. Note that in June the Silver Queen Gondola at Aspen Mountain will be closed for maintenance. During this time, you can purchase a single-ride sightseeing ticket for the Summit Express Lift at Buttermilk.

Sightseeing Package – $39
Available at:
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain only
  • 3 days of gondola and chairlift rides (valid 3 of 7 days) at Snowmass's Elk Camp Gondola and Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola (or Buttermilk's Summit Express Lift as the Silver Queen Gondola will be closed for regular maintenance through July 2, 2021).
  • 10% off Lost Forest Base Tickets for one time use
  • $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) for one time use
  • 20% off bike rentals at Four Mountain Sports for one time use (excluding downhill bikes and e-bikes)***
  • 20% off bike clinics for one-time use
Single-Ride Sightseeing Ticket
Available at:
Snowmass and Aspen Mountain ($31) or Buttermilk ($25)
Good for one ride on either the Elk Camp Gondola and Chair, Silver Queen Gondola or Summit Express.

Aspen Mountain Gondola with new logo