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Mountain Favorites

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The Aspen area is filled with beautiful places to hike, bike, climb, rollerblade, snowmobile, horseback ride, or just photograph. Ashcroft Ghost Town, Independence Pass, Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness and 10th Mountain Huts are just a few of the favorite places to visit.

 
ashcroft ghost town
Ashcroft ghost town
ashcroft ghost town
Ashcroft Fall Colors
pine creek cookhouse
Pine Creek Cookhouse
rio grand cross-country ski trail
Rio Grande Nordic Trail
Maroon Bells and Snowmass Wilderness
The Maroon Bells are the most photographed peaks in North America. Named for their color and distinctive bell shape, the mountains rise over 14,000 feet. A smooth paved road, from Aspen, runs up to Maroon Lake offering easy access and incredible views.
maroon bells wilderness panorama photography
Maroon Bells
crater lake trail in the maroon bells wilderness
Crater Lake trail
maroon bells panorama photograph RFTA bus
Transportation
pearl pass road and castle peak
Road to Pearl Pass
castle peak and montezuma basin
Castle Peak
     

Independence Pass
Crossing the Continental Divide at 12,095 feet, Independence Pass road connects Aspen to Twin Lakes and Leadville during the summer months. The pass normally opens Memorial Day and closes in early November.
independence pass colorado
Independence Pass summit
independence ghost town
Independence ghost town
devils punch bowl
Devil's Punch Bowl
lost man trailhead
Lost Man Trailhead
lostman hiking trail
Lost Man Trail 2
     

Tenth Mountain Backcountry Hut System
10th Mountain manages a system of 29 backcountry huts, from Aspen to Vail in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, connected by 350 miles of suggested routes. For more information on this backcountry experience visit huts.org
Lindley Hut
Lindley Hut inside
10th mtn lindley hut
Lindley Hut outside view
   
       
 
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