Maroon Bells Reservations

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Maroon Bells Permits & Reservations

Reservations are required to access the Maroon Bells Scenic Area and related amenities by vehicle or by RFTA shuttle. Choose between trailhead parking reservations from May 15 to October 31, 2022, or shuttle reservations from May 27 to October 16, 2022. For Maroon Bells reservation questions, please call 970-930-6442 or email [email protected]

The county will close 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. 

Parking Reservation Information
Dates

Parking reservations will be required when the road opens on May 15 through October 31, 2022. 

For Maroon Bells reservation questions, please call 970-930-6442 or email [email protected]

The county will close 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. 

Parking Cost

The price of a parking reservation is $10/vehicle. 

Parking Times

May 15-26 & October 17-31

Day Visit (12 AM - 4:30 PM)

Evening (5 PM - 12 AM)

24-Hour (Midnight - Midnight)

2-Nights Overnight (6 AM - 6 PM, 60 Hours)

 

May 27 - October 16

Day Visit (12 AM - 4:30 PM) *Must arrive before 8 AM

Evening (5 PM - 12 AM)

24-Hour (Midnight - Midnight) *Must arrive before 8 AM

2-Nights Overnight (6 AM - 6 PM, 60 Hours) *No arrivals between 8 AM and 5 PM

Drop Offs

There will be the ability for private vehicles to drop off passengers between 6 AM and 8 AM without a parking reservation; however, visitors who are dropped off during this time will need a one-way ticket to ride the shuttle down to Aspen Highlands after 8 a.m. Commercial drop-offs are not allowed at any time.

Shuttle

Choose between a shuttle reservation or a parking reservation. 

Shuttle Reservation Information
Dates

The RFTA shuttle service runs from May 27 to October 16, 2022.

Times

The shuttle runs beginning at 8 a.m.

The last outgoing shuttle departs at 3 p.m. 

The last return shuttle departs Maroon Lake at 5 p.m.

Cost

Advance Purchase Round-Trip Shuttle Tickets

$16 Adults

$10 Seniors over 65

$10 Children under 12

 

One-Way Downhill Shuttle Tickets

$10

One-way downhill tickets will be required from the Maroon Bells Scenic Area to Aspen Highlands. We encourage tickets to be purchased in advance.

 

Limited, Day-Of Tickets

If limited no-show tickets are available the day of, prices will be higher. We encourage you to purchase reservations in advance.

 

When buses are not in operation, vehicle reservations will be required to access the Maroon Bells Scenic Area. 

Health Precautions

Seats on the shuttle may be limited and masks may be required depending on Colorado and Pitkin County Board of Health restrictions in effect.

Ticket Office & Arrival Information

Catch the free RFTA shuttle from Ruby Park in downtown Aspen to Aspen Highlands.

Parking at Ticket Office / Shuttle Pick Up Area

Paid parking at Aspen Highlands: $6 per hour, with a maximum of $40 per day. Reservations are not required for the Aspen Highlands parking garage. Do not book a Maroon Bells trailhead parking for this lot.

Group Reservations

Large groups may need to make two reservations and split your party between two shuttle times. If you cannot find availability for your group size, and you have more than 15 people, please email [email protected] to see if you can be accommodated on a shuttle. These special requests need to be made at least two weeks prior to the day you would like to visit, for a minimum of 15 people, and there are no guarantees of availability. Please include a phone number to be called back on.

Maroon Bells Spring Reservations
May 15 - 26, Parking Only
Maroon Bells Peak Season Reservations
May 27 - October 16, Shuttle and Parking Permits
Maroon Bells Late Season Reservations
October 17 - 31, Parking Only

Looking for transportation to Maroon Bells beyond regular shuttle hours? Contact Blazing Adventures for transportation options to Maroon Bells when the RFTA shuttle is not running. 

 

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The Maroon Bells operating season is done under cooperative agreement and partnership with Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, Pitkin County, the Aspen Chamber Resort Association, the City of Aspen, and Aspen Skiing Company.

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