|Aspen, CO 81611|
|Category: Parks & Nature Recreation||The most photographed mountains in North America are right here in Aspen! Located 10 miles from Aspen up Maroon Creek road, they are not to be missed, whether you are visiting Aspen for an hour or 3 months they are sure to be a highlight of your trip.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day the Maroon Bells can only be accessed by public bus between the hours of 9AM & 5PM. You are welcome to drive your own car before 9AM and after 5PM or if you have a child in a car seat (booster seats do not count). Pay a $10 per vehicle fee should you chose to drive up. After Labor Day bus access will only be in place Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. The road will be open to traffic Monday-Thursday, again the $10/vehicle fee would be required.
The Maroon Bells bus can be accessed at Aspen Highlands which is just 2 miles up Maroon Creek road on the left hand side. There is free parking available at Aspen Highlands. Purchase bus tickets for $6, $3 on Wednesdays, inside the Four Mountain Sports. Buses depart every half hour.
If you don't have your own car you can also take the Castle/Maroon bus from Rubey Park Transportation Center in downtown Aspen. This bus is free & departs every 20 minutes starting on the hour. Take the Castle/Maroon bus to Aspen Highlands & then transfer for the Maroon Bells Bus. |