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Crater Lake Trail
Crater Lake Trail

Crater Lake Trail

9.02 reviews
Outdoors, Hiking Trail
Ranked #22 in Aspen things to do
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  • 9.8
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  • 8.3
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  • 6.8
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Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3445 (Forest Service)
24 hours daily
http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver
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Menlo Park, California, USA

Easy out and back trail starting from the Maroon Bells. It takes you around Maroon lake, slopes up through aspen groves and wildflowers to the beautiful crater lake. We saw lots of wildlife - deer, rabbits, marmots and tons of birds and wildflowers. This trail is very popular, Best to arrive for sunrise at the bells then head up - you'll have it all to yourself. For the more adventurous, you can continue on the west Maroon trail all the way to Created Butte.

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This is an easy but very stony 3.2 miles hike through aspen forests, so wear good shoes. The crater lake is a still lake and not that pretty, but the scenery still is.

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