Biking to Maroon Bells
Maroon Bells Hotline
For the physically fit, the route makes a beautiful road bike ride. You can also opt for an E-Bike rental to save your energy for another day and still enjoy the spectacular bike ride.
Be AwareFortunately for cyclists, Maroon Creek Road is mostly free of vehicles during the daytime hours due to car restrictions and the use of shuttle bus. Still, riders should always be vigilant of vehicles and need to watch their speed, especially on the return ride back to Aspen from Maroon Lake. Also, like every ride in the valley, cyclists need to pay attention to the effects of altitude. Learn more.
Mountain Biking is Not AllowedThe Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area — which surrounds the Maroon Bells and much of the valley — is closed to mountain biking and all mechanized vehicles. Learn more on how you can Protect the Bells.
The Approach to Maroon Bells
One of the cycling world's most dramatic turns occurs just short of Maroon Lake. Hello, Bells!
Rent a Road Bike...
There is no need to lug one from home. Four Mountain Sports has the latest road bikes for the ride to the Bells.
...Or E-Bike It
You can also rent an e-bike from Four Mountain Sports and enjoy Maroon Creek Road in a whole new way.
Ever wonder where the town of Aspen gets it's name? Come in fall and the answer is pretty obvious.
An Epic Ride
The 16.2-mile roundtrip ride begins at the Aspen Highlands parking lot, culminating with an amazing view of Maroon Bells at Maroon Lake.