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SILVER BELL, CO
part ofWhite River National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Thu Oct 23 2014 Season Dates
OverviewLocated just outside Aspen, Colorado, Silver Bell Campground is hemmed in by aspen groves and subalpine forests on the banks of Maroon Creek.
The campground sits at an elevation of 8,460 feet, allowing guests to experience warm summer days and cool evenings with probable afternoon thunderstorms. Snow is also possible in the summer.
Located in White River National Forest, the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness is among 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 day hikers and horseback riders, nearby Maroon Creek Trail offers a less crowded alternative to viewing the Maroon Bells, Pyramid Peak and the entire Maroon valley. The gentle, flat terrain offers scenic stops that are great for picnicking. Several shuttle bus stops are also available along the trail.
Silver Bell Campground has 14 sites, including tent-only and walk-to sites. RVs and trailers are welcome at the standard sites.
The nearby resort town of Aspen is a popular destination for visitors to the area. From downhill skiing and world-class fly fishing, to dining and shopping, there is a multitude of outdoor and indoor opportunites in this mountain town.
Activities and Amenities
Know Before You Go
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 Welcome Station. Continue past the Welcome Station half a mile. Silver Bell Campground is on the left hand side. Silver Bell Campground is approximately 5 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 Maroon Bells Welcome Station. Continue past the Welcome Station half a mile. Silver Bell Campground is on the left hand side. Silver Bell Campground is approximately 5 miles from Highway 82 at the roundabout.
Mailing Address:SILVER BELL
MAROON CREEK ROAD
ASPEN CO 81611
Phone Number:Information: (970)925-3445