Hike: Aspen

JMorgan hike

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The foundation for hiking and climbing in the Aspen area is the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area. This wilderness area was part of the original Wilderness Act of 1964, as one of five original Colorado wilderness areas. Because of it’s iconic scenery, large numbers of visitors have resulted in a permit system, which is a free self registering and available at trail heads.
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Hayden Peak

Maroon Bells

Perl Pass

Thimble Rock


Featured Hikes from the Hiking Project:

Four Pass Loop

Castle and Conundrum

American Lake

Pyramid Peak

Capitol Peak

Snowmass – Willow Lake Loop

Cathedral Lake Trail

Capitol Creek

Lead King Loop (Marble)

Avalanche Creek Trail

Ute Trail to Ajax Sundeck

Red Hill Loop (Carbondale)


North Maroon Peak

East Snowmass Trail

Maroon Snowmass Trail

East Maroon Creek Trail

Pyramid Peak Trail

Elk Traverse (Carbondale)

Richmond Ridge Road (Aspen)

Conundrum Couloir (Snow Route)

West Maroon Trail

Geneva Lake Trail

Mount Sopris Trail (El Jebel)

Government Trail (Aspen)