Maroon Creek Road to Maroon Bells is closed for the winter season

Maroon Creek Road will reopen in May 2024. 

Parking and shuttle reservations are required May-October. 

Discover the Maroon Bells

Explore Aspen’s Maroon Bells, the most photographed mountains in North America, and discover how a journey through over 300 million years of jagged stone inspires travelers from around the world to Defy Ordinary. The Maroon Bells, a series of distinctively bell-shaped, wine-colored peaks towering 14,000 ft. above the pristine, glacial Maroon Creek Valley, offer some of the most spectacular natural views in the world. 

Parking & Shuttle reservations are required May-October. 


Around Maroon Bells

From meadows of vibrant wildflowers to airy groves of Aspen trees to summit-based alpine tundra, the Maroon Bells promise a variety of natural habitats and a diverse, vivid representation of the wild Elk Mountain range. With six scenic hiking trails, various camping sites, and biking paths, visitors can enjoy multiple ways to access Aspen’s natural marvels and endless mountain adventure any time of year.

How to Get There

Travel by shuttle bus, by car, or by bike to the Maroon Bells with ease using these tips.


Reservations are required for shuttle and car access May - October. 


The county closes the road in November based on snow conditions. Once the road is closed, visitors can walk, bike, cross-country ski, and snowmobile from T Lazy 7 Ranch. Maroon Lake is approximately 7 miles from T Lazy 7 Ranch. 

How to Aspen: Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells Weddings

Reserve the Maroon Bells Amphitheater to have these stunning peaks as the backdrop to your wedding ceremony. Learn more about Maroon Bells Weddings


Photo credit: Aubrey Beth Photography