This scenic mountain trek from Aspen to Crested Butte begins at the entrance to the Maroon Bells Wilderness - some of the most beautiful and extensively photographed peaks in North America.
You'll travel up the West Maroon Valley past Maroon Lake & Crater Lake. As the trail meanders through a variety of terrain from Aspen & Pine tree forests to wildflower fields, you'll enjoy stunning views of North and South Maroon Bells as well as Pyramid Peak! Approximately 4-5 hours into the hike, you'll ascend a fairly strenuous and exposed stretch of trail to cross West Maroon Pass (12,490 ft.) into the Schofield basin. Renowned for its fields of beautiful wildflowers, you'll meander through the high alpine fields that gradually bring you down to the Crested Butte side, where you will be met by a shuttle service.
Spend the night in Crested Butte and take a private shuttle back the next day, or opt for a two-day hiking/camping loop back to Aspen!
AE requires a full credit card or cash/check payment to hold your reservation. If you choose to cancel within 7 days of a scheduled trip, you will be charged full price. Within 7-14 days of your trip, we would be happy to work out a date to reschedule. If you choose to cancel 2 weeks or more (3 weeks or more for multi-day trips of 5+ people) prior to your scheduled trip, you will receive a full refund. If your guide decides that weather makes your scheduled trip a no-go, we will work with you to reschedule, give you a credit, or refund your trip. Travel Guard insurance is available via our website homepage.
For weather and extenuating circumstances: if when you reach the trailhead and the guide calls the day off, you will be entitled to a full reschedule. If the trip begins (0-2 hours in), you will be charged for a full day hike, with a credit in the difference of price, which can go towards a rescheduled trip with us. After 2 hours into the day, full payment for the scheduled trip is due.
Join us on a guided backpacking adventure, through some of the most beautiful mountain terrain in the Aspen-area! The options are endless for this fully customizable adventure backpacking trip. Some...
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