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Quick Facts

Silver Bell Campground

Capacity: 25 People
Elevation: 8,490 Feet (2646.5 Meters)
Length of Stay: 5 Days
Number of Sites: 4
Reservation Contact: National Reservation System: 877-444-6777
Reservation Status: Accepted

Silver Bell Campground Reservations

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General Description

Camper relaxing among large rocks near the Silver Bell Family Campground
Copyright: - US Forest Service
Camper relaxing among large rocks near the Silver Bell Family Campground
The Silver Bell Campground is located five miles southwest of Aspen on Maroon Creek Road. Silver Bell provides access to a variety of recreation opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, bike touring and wildflower identification.

There are four sites at the Silver Bell Campground each with a five day stay limit. No trailers or RV's are permitted at Silver Bell.

Directions from Aspen: Go about 1 mile west on Hwy. 82 to Maroon Creek Road. Go south 4.5 miles on Maroon Creek road to the campground.

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Late May through September (NOTE: Fall color change starts about 9/15) .

Fee Information
Type Price Remarks
Camping, Single Unit Call for Current Fee Includes water, trash collecti

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed for winter. No services available. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:34:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Silver Bell Campground
ICON Cold Water Fishing Maroon Cr.
ICON Hiking & Walking 5 mi. south at Maroon Lake
ICON Attending Talks & Programs 5 mi. south at Maroon lake

Nearby Services

Gas Station: Two regional chains (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 1/2 mi north in Aspen

Groceries: One regional chain and several local stores (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 1/2 mi. north in Aspen

Nearest Hospital: Aspen Valley Hospital (Private - Profit) Directions: 5 mi. north on Castle Cr. Road

Showers: James E. Moore swimming pool (Private - Profit) Directions: 4 1/2 mi. north on Maroon Cr. road

Nearest Pay Phone: US West (Private - Profit) Directions: 2 1/2 mi. north on Maroon Cr road

Related Activities
East Maroon Portal Trailhead - The East Maroon Portal provides access to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Maroon Creek and East Maroon Trails start from here. Popular destinations include Maroon, and Copper Lakes, as well as East Maroon Pass.

Maroon Creek Area - The Maroon Bells Recreation Area is located southwest of Aspen and is subject to entrance fees. The most photographed peaks in North America, the spectacular Maroon Bells, are the focal point of this area.

Maroon Creek Road - Maroon Creek Road leads to Maroon Lake and the Maroon Bells, the most photographed mountains in the country. This route is good for taking an all day trip with a picnic stop.

Maroon Creek Trail - This trail offers a less crowded alternative to viewing the Maroon Valley. There are good views of the Maroon Bells and Pyramid Peak. This is a good day hike and is also a popular trail for horseback riding.

West Maroon Portal Trailhead - The West Maroon Portal provides access to the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. The Maroon Creek and Maroon-Snowmass Trails start from here.

West Maroon Trail - This trail is one of the most heavily used trails in the Aspen area. Hikers, backpackers and horse travelers enjoy the wildflowers and access to the wilderness areas.

More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com

Links to other sites:
Campground Reservations - Reserve your campground online here with reserveamerica.com


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Stay at the Aspen Square Hotel
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