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Quick Facts

Grottos Day Use Area

Elevation: 9,600 Feet (2992.5 Meters)
Number of Sites: 5




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General Description

Picnicking at the Grottos Day Use Area
Copyright: Zander Higbie - Interactive Outdoors, Inc.
Picnicking at the Grottos Day Use Area
This is a popular area for picnicking and exploring. There is a waterfall, some interesting rock formations, an ice cave, and numerous short trails. This is a great area for families.

The main hiking trail crosses the bridge and heads to the left.
a)The easiest is 30 yards past the bridge on the right of the Old Stage Road. A picnic site is at the end near the river.
b)The intermediate trail is on the left just before the bridge. It is 200 yards long and follows the Roaring Fork River upstream. There is a picnic site at the end suitable for large groups.
c)The longest and most challenging trail is the Old Stage Road 100 yards past the bridge on the left. This is a scenic trail with a fishing dock and streamside picnic tables.

Directions from Aspen: Drive nine miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. Continue driving past Weller Campground .9 miles to a sign marked "Trailhead" on the right. Turn here, drive about 200 feet to the parking area.



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Roaring Fork River
Yes
ICON Games & Play Grottos Day Use Area
Yes
ICON Picnicking This scenic area has about 5 picnic sites along the Roaring Fork River.
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery The river, rock formations and surrounding mountains are beautiful.
Yes



Related Activities
Grottos Trail - This is a popular area for picnicking and exploring. There is a waterfall, some interesting rock formations, an ice cave, and numerous short trails. This is a great area for families.

Independence Pass Area - The Independence Pass Area is located east of Aspen and offers a high concentration of attractions in a scenic alpine setting. The pass is closed in winter to vehicular traffic with the exception of snowmobiles.



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

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