Hikes Maroon Bells

Uphill Version: East Maroon Portal sits next to Maroon Creek and offers spectacular views of aspen and evergreen forests. Reputed to be the most photographed mountains in Colorado, the spectacular Maroon Bells dominate this setting. The trail is located in the White River National Forest. Scenery includes aspen groves, meadows of wildflowers and dark forests of spruce and fir that rise up from the valleys to alpine landscapes. Towering over glacial valleys at over 14,000 feet in elevation, the Maroon Bells are the most recognizable peaks in the Elk Mountain range. The elevation gain is approximately 600 vertical feet over a distance of 3 miles over a hike of about 11-15% grade. Trail time is about 2 to 2 ½ hours.

Pick up at 12:30 pm and return by 3:45 pm.

Cost $114.00 per person. Minimum 8 per group/maximum 14 per group. We can accommodate 2 groups.

Downhill Version: Hike the same trail starting at Maroon Lake and enjoy the gradual downhill to East Maroon Portal. Trail time is about 1.5 to 2 hours. Pick up at Noon with a return by 3.

Cost $114.00 per person.

Minimum 8 per group/maximum 14 per group. We can accommodate 2 groups.

What Should I Wear? Always dress in layers and wear good hiking or trail shoes. We recommend t-shirts or long sleeve shirts with a sweater and/or windbreaker on top, with long or short pants. The morning temperatures are always cooler at higher elevations, and mountain weather conditions are always subject to sudden changes.

What Should I Bring? Please bring your own pack if you have one, a camera, sunglasses, sunscreen and a visor or hat.

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