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Quick Facts

East Maroon Portal Trailhead

Elevation: 8,709 Feet (2714.8 Meters)




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General Description

East Maroon Trail rambles through the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area.  It ends at East Maroon Pass, eleven miles from the trailhead.
Copyright: - US Forest Service
East Maroon Trail rambles through the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area. It ends at East Maroon Pass, eleven miles from the 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. This is a popular starting point for hikers and horseback riders.

Directions from Aspen: Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82 and turn left onto Maroon Creek Road at the roundabout. Keep right and continue 6 1/2 miles to the East Maroon Portal.From mid-June through September, the Maroon Creek Road is closed from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and you will need to take a shuttle bus from Ruby Park in Aspen. The bus includes an informative guided tour of the valley. Contact the Roaring Fork Transit Agency at 925-8484 for more information.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Inaccessible during Winter. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:47:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Trailhead Parking East Maroon Portal Trailhead
Yes
ICON Backpacking East Maroon and Maroon Trails
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking East Maroon and Maroon Trails
ICON Horseback Riding East Maroon and Maroon Trails



Related Activities
East Maroon Trail - This wilderness trail provides good backpacking opportunities and is also a good horseback trail.



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Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445

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