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Maroon Bells Amphitheatre, CO
part ofWhite River National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Sep 27 2014 Season Dates
OverviewReputed to be the most photographed mountains in Colorado, the spectacular Maroon Bells dominate this setting. Hemmed in by Maroon Lake, aspen groves and evergreen forests, Maroon Bells Amphitheatre is designed for interpretive talks, and is especially popular for recreational events and weddings.
The amphitheatre is available for use by the general public and can be reserved for private events. Receptions are not allowed at this location, but can be held at the nearby East Maroon Portal Picnic site.
The Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is one of the 5 original Colorado wilderness areas designated by the 1964 Wilderness Act. Its scenic value exudes from its aspen groves, meadows of wildflowers, and dark forests of spruce and fir that rise up from the valleys to alpine landscapes. Here, bighorn sheep, pika, and ptarmigan find habitat above timberline.
For hikers and backpackers, the Maroon-Snowmass Trail epitomizes the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Starting from the Snowmass Creek Trailhead, the trail winds through aspen groves, crosses streams, and switchbacks through forests. Climbing to alpine terrain, backpackers will find high mountain lakes and a smattering of wildflowers in early summer.
Designed for interpretive programs, the amphitheatre can be reserved by the general public for private events. Receptions can be held at the nearby East Maroon Portal Picnic site. The small, developed area is situated near the shore of Maroon Lake and can accommodate up to 65 people for a maximum of 4 hours.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen, 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Visitor Center. Continue past the Visitor Center. The amphitheater is 4 miles beyond the Visitor Center at the end of the road. The Maroon Bells Amphitheater is approximately 9 miles from Highway 82 at the roundabout.
Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Visitor Center. The amphitheater is 4 miles beyond the Visitor Center at the end of the road. The Maroon Bells Amphitheater is approximately 9 miles from Highway 82 at the roundabout.
Mailing Address:Maroon Bells Amphitheatre
806 W Hallam Street
Aspen CO 81611
Phone Number:Information: (970)925-3445