Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Guide Book

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Coloradoand39;s Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness  by Erik Molvar

286pp/maps/photos/elevation charts
ISBN: 1560448849

Explore the flower-splashed meadows and crimson peaks of the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, test your map and compass skills in the primitive valleys of the Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness, discover pristine alpine lakes in the Mount Massive Wilderness, or follow old mining roads to ghost towns in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness. All these wilderness areas are covered in this guide. Includes up-to-date trail information; accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails; difficulty ratings; detailed trail maps; and more.

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Trails from the "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 87.
... Preview: This trail climbs from the ghost town of Ashcroft to a subalpine lake in the Devaney Creek valley. The trail begins with a short jog to the north, then climbs along a wooded gulch. A steady grade lead ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.4
... Preview: A backpack along the Avalanche Creek valley. This trail follows the major drainage that runs west from the heart of the Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness. It is a long, valley-bottom trek with meadows ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Carbondale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 22
... Preview: This short but steep segment of the Colorado Trail makes a long and largely viewless climb to the divide above Silver Creek, just east of Mount Yale. Most of the climb is on hot southern exposures, ma ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
... Preview: A wilderness route linking Avalanche Creek and Carbonate Creek via the West Fork of Avalanche Creek. This route links the Carbonate Creek Trail with Avalanche Creek, offering a little-used corridor fo ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Marble, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: A day hike up a remote valley. This obscure trail follows the meadows up Bowman Creek, which is flanked by steep foothills. The trail is easy to follow to the forks of the stream, but map and compas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: A day hike to Hartenstein Lake or Browns Pass, or a backpack to Texas Creek. The trail to Browns Pass represents one of the most popular entry points into the southern reaches of the Collegiate Peaks ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
... Preview: A day hike to Buckskin Pass or backpack to Snowmass Lake. This trail leads over the high and spectacular divide between West Maroon and Snowmass Creeks, offering fabulous views of the Maroon Bells and ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16.8
... Preview: A day hike to Capitol Lake or a backpack to link up with the Avalanche Creek Trail. This trail leads up a pretty valley of meadows and aspen stands, then climbs to a magnificent alpine lake at the bas ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16
... Preview: A day hike to pass at head of Carbonate Creek, or semi-loop to Crystal City Road. This trail climbs over a high alpine divide behind the granite crag of Daly Peak. For day hikers, the high meadow at ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Carbondale, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.7
... Preview: A day hike to Cathedral Lake or Electric Pass. The upper basin of Pine Creek is guarded by the sawtooth crags of Cathedral Peak, and nestled in its upper basin is an aquamarine gem known as Cathedral ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.4
... Preview: A day hike along a wilderness route to a high alpine pass. This hike visits an obscure, crag-lined valley above the Fryingpan River. The trail is maintained only as far as the first meadows, a distanc ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Basalt, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.4
... Preview: This short trail leads to a marshy lake on a timbered shelf above the Fryingpan River, offering limited mountain views. The trail begins with a steady northward climb across rocky slopes timbered in l ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Basalt, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: A backpack to Conundrum Hot Springs or Triangle Pass. This creek rolls down from the vast alpine meadows of the Conundrum Basin, passing a natural hot springs and reminders of the mining era before re ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 19.8
... Preview: A day hike to a wooded hanging valley. This trail offers a steady climb through the trees from Difficult Creek Campground, leading to a timbered hanging valley where Difficult Creek tumbles through pr ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.8
... Preview: A challenging day hike to the Avalanche Creek divide or a backpack to Avalanche Creek. This little-known trail climbs high over the valley wall above the Crystal River to provide access into the Avala ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Redstone, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 16 miles
... Preview: A backpack over East Maroon Pass to Copper Lake, or over Copper Pass to intersect the Triangle Pass segment of the Copper Creek Trail. This hike follows an abandoned road through a glacial valley flan ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 22.8
... Preview: A long day hike or overnighter to the upper basin of Willow Creek. This trail leads up into a valley of barren crags and windswept tundra, then crosses a pass to reach the basin that bears Willow Lake ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Aspen, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: Frenchman Creek rises in a tundra-clad basin between Mounts Harvard and Columbia, then rushes down through soggy parks to enter the lodgepole forests at the skirts of the mountains. Although the Frenc ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Buena Vista, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: A day hike to the Fryingpan Lakes, or a longer wilderness route to the Continental Divide. This trail follows the upper valley of the Fryingpan River, bordered by the towering crags of the Continental ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Basalt, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 14
... Preview: A half-day hike to Geneva Lake, or longer trip up to Trail Rider Pass, or down to join the North Fork trail. Geneva Lake makes an ideal day trip for hikers who find themselves in the Marble area. Alth ... From the guidebook "Hiking Colorado's Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness"
Marble, CO - Hiking - Trail Length: 9

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