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Date Tuesday  7/22/2014
End Date Friday  7/25/2014
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Denise Snow
Member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Backpack
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult C
Trail Mileage 26.0
Elevation Gain 8,000
Driving Distance


Plan to meet at the overnight parking lot just below Maroon Lake. Drive 1/2 mile west of Aspen on Highway 82 to the Roundabout . Go around the Roundabout and turn right onto Maroon Creek Road. Drive 9-1/2 miles on Maroon Creek Road to the overnight parking lot just below Maroon Lake. This is located on the left side of the road. Access to this lot after 8:30 AM requires a stop at the Forest Service Entrance Station on Maroon Creek Road for an overnight pass.

For more info Contact

Denise Snow at 719-687-9576 or


This spectacular tour of the Maroon Bells Wilderness crosses the four passes: West Maroon, Frigid Air, Trail Rider and Buckskin, going from the lowest elevation at 9600 ft to the highest at 12,500 ft.  It is rated as one of the most beautiful hikes in the U.S. No, we won't try to break Sage Canaday's record running time in 2013 of 4 Hours and 27 minutes. We will instead take a more leisurely 4 days/3 nights to make the circuit. The leader has not done this trip before so be prepared for a lttle adventure.