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Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop, 4 Day 3 Night Backpack, Aspen, Colorado

Jornada Hiking & Outdoors Club
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Aug 12 6:00AM - 10:00PM

The Maroon Bells / Snowmass Wilderness is one of the most scenic areas of Colorado. The area is filled with summer alpine meadows, melting snowfields, shimmering lakes, and emerald green forests. It's a magical place like nowhere else on earth.


On this 26 mile, counterclockwise loop backpack we will traverse four mountain passes (West Maroon - 12,500 ft. ; Frigid Air - 12,415 ft. ; Trail Rider - 12,400 ft. ; Buckskin - 12,500 ft.). The terrain encompasses both scenic forests with magnificent wildflowers and challenging river crossings. We will camp 3 nights within the wilderness.


Rating: Strenuous with stream crossings

Length: 26 mile loop, 4 days, 3 nights


Elevation Gain/Loss: 3000 ft.

Participants must be experienced backpackers able to hike and camp at high elevations with the possibility of inclement weather. Four days worth of supplies are required for the backpack. Water sources are available throughout the loop. Please check with me first if you are interested in attending this backpack, thanks.

The drive to the trail-head is about 630 miles and will take approximately 11 hours.

We will make carpooling arrangements prior to the outing or participants can self-organize. The plan is to leave the EP/LC area early Saturday morning, drive to near the trail-head and camp that evening beginning the backpack Sunday morning. Wednesday, Aug. 16 we exit the trail and begin the drive home.

How to find us:I-10 to I-25 to US 285 to US 24 to CO-82 to Aspen. CO.

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