Maroon Bells Reservations

Maroon Bells Shuttle Reservations & Parking Permits

Reservations are required to access the Maroon Bells Scenic Area and related amenities. Choose between private vehicle trailhead parking permits from May 15 through October 31, or RFTA shuttle reservations from May 26 through October 22, 2023.
For Maroon Bells shuttle & parking reservation questions, call 970-930-6442 or email [email protected].

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Parking Reservation Information

Parking reservations will be required from May 15 through October 31, 2023.

Parking Cost

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

Parking Times

Day Visit Parking (12:00 AM - 4:30 PM) 
*From May 26th through October 22nd you must arrive before 8:00 AM

Evening Parking (5:00 PM - 12:00 AM)

24-Hour Parking (Midnight - Midnight) 
*From May 26th through October 22nd you must arrive before 8:00 AM

Overnight Parking 2-Nights (6:00 AM - 6:00 PM, 60 Hours) 
*From May 26th through October 22nd No arrivals between 8 AM and 5 PM


Parking reservations are for parking at the end of Maroon Creek Road, at the Maroon Bells scenic area. 

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.


Choose between a shuttle reservation or a parking reservation. 

Shuttle Reservation Information

The RFTA shuttle service runs from May 26 through October 22, 2023.


The shuttle runs beginning at 7 a.m.

The last outgoing shuttle departs at 3 p.m. 

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


Advance Purchase Round-Trip Shuttle Tickets

$16 Adults

$10 Seniors over 65

$10 Children under 12


One-Way Downhill Shuttle Tickets


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.

$20 Adults

$14 Seniors over 65

$14 Children under 12


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

Ticket Office/Shuttle Pick Up Area - Arrival Information

Catch a free RFTA shuttle to Aspen Highlands. Take a direct route from Ruby Park in downtown Aspen, or choose a bus stop from other locations along RFTA's routes. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Park & Ride with free RFTA service to Aspen Highlands (with bus transfer). 

Ticket Office/Shuttle Pick Up Area - Parking Information

Paid parking at Aspen Highlands: $7 per hour, with a maximum of $40 per day. Reservations are not required for the Aspen Highlands parking garage. Parking is available even during garage construction project. Do not book Maroon Bells trailhead parking for this lot. Vehicles over 21 feet are not permitted. Oversized vehicles can park at the Brush Creek Park & Ride and take the free RFTA bus to Aspen Highlands (with transfer). 

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.

Transportation beyond regular shuttle hours

Contact Blazing Adventures for transportation options to Maroon Bells when the RFTA shuttle is not running. 

Shuttle Bus Reservations
Round-trip shuttle transportation from Aspen Highlands to Maroon Bells scenic area
Downhill Shuttle Reservations
One-way downhill only shuttle from Maroon Bells scenic area to Aspen Highlands
Day Parking Reservations
12:00 AM Midnight – 4:30 PM
Evening Parking Reservations
5:00 PM – 12:00 AM Midnight
Midnight to Midnight Parking Reservations
24-Hour parking
Overnight Parking Reservations
6:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 60-Hours, 2-Nights
Maroon Bells Frequently Asked Questions
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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.