Maroon Snowmass is a hiking and horse trail in Pitkin County, Colorado. It is within Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness Area and White River National Forest. It is 16.4 miles long and begins at 8,394 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 143 feet. Near the trailhead there are parkings. Along the trail there are wetlands and camp sites.
Maroon Snowmass Professional Reviews and Guides
"“The Deadly Bells!” This persistent name has been earned due to the number of fatalities on these peaks. Many of the accidents have occurred in the couloirs rather than on the ridge route described here. Even so, that does not mean that this route should be taken lightly- it is a serious undertaking and as with the other routes described in this book, should be attempted only by experienced scramblers. I know of at least one bivouac that has occurred here, although I’m sure there have been several more. Nevertheless, this is a very worthwhile scramble for the competent climber, with challenging 4th. class climbing and complex route finding on less-than-ideal rock."
--Dave Cooper, Colorado Scrambles: A Guide to 50 Select Climbs in Colorado's Mountains (Colorado Mountain Club Press).
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