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Quick Facts

Maroon Creek Road

Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult.
Elevation Gain: 1,690 Feet (526.8 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,590 Feet (2989.4 Meters)
Length, One-way: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers)
Recommended Season: Winter.
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

Going up the valley, you will see one of the most prominent peaks in the area, the rugged 14,018 foot Pyramid Peak, directly ahead of you. As you go up the road you may see some sings of avalanches that have come down from the steep valley walls; trees will be flattened and wide paths will be cleared by the tumbling snow. Some of these avalanches may even come across the road, forcing the trail to close. Most of the time, however, the road will be open. Further on, where Pyramid Peak dominates the middle of the main valley, the side valley going off to the left will be East Maroon Valley. The road will take you to the right, in front of Pyramid Peak, following Maroon Creek to Maroon Lake.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Closed at T-Lazy 7 Ranch for Winter Season. Mandatory bus service at Highlands from 8AM-5PM daily will resume in June unless a visitor is backpacking or camping. Updated: 2002-12-23 14:43:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Camping Silver Bell, Bar and Queen Family Camp Grounds.
ICON Cross-country Skiing Maroon Creek Road #125 after winter closure.
ICON Cold Water Fishing Maroon Lake and Creek. Willow and Crater Lakes.
ICON Hiking & Walking Maroon, East Maroon and West Maroon Creek Trails. Maroon-Snowmass and Willow Lake Trails.
ICON Horseback Riding Maroon, East Maroon and West Maroon Creek Trails. Maroon-Snowmass and Willow Lake Trails.
ICON Mountain Climbing Pyramid Peak and the Maroon Bells.
ICON Road Biking Maroon Creek Road #125
ICON Scenic Driving Maroon Creek Road #125
ICON Ice & Snowcraft Travel Maroon Creek Road #125 after winter closure.
ICON Snowmobiling Maroon Creek Road
ICON Snowshoeing Maroon Creek Road #125 after winter closure.

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 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.

Maroon Peak - Maroon Peak is one of the peaks within the Maroon Bells grouping. It's elevation is 14,156'. This is a dangerous climb that should only be attempted by well equipped and experienced mountain climbers.

Pyramid Peak - Pyramid Peak is one of Colorado's most difficult and dangerous fourteen thousand foot summits. No one should attempt this climb without the proper equipment and without advanced mountain climbing skills.

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:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO


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