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    Maroon Creek Trail

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    11.1 km
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    354 m
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    The Maroon Creek Trail will undoubtedly leave you at a loss for words. Though the aspen groves and the running stream are scenic, it’s the epic panorama of the snow-dusted Maroon Peak looming above the alpine lake that is the pièce de résistance. You really don’t want to miss out on this one!

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    Route Description for Maroon Creek Trail

    We love the Maroon Creek Hike, and we know you will too! With well-maintained, manageable terrain and sweeping alpine vistas, this trek couldn’t get much better. Located in Colorado’s high country, it is important to be acclimatized to the area’s altitude to have the best experience possible. Note that the terrain is often snow-packed, so consider bringing a pair of microspikes or snowshoes in the early spring and fall.

    Beginning from the trailhead off Maroon Creek Road, track south along the Maroon Creek Trail which follows the curves of a creek with the same name. Follow along the running alpine waters as you make your way through the corridor of towering cliffs that frame Pyramid Peak at the end of the tunnel. Intersecting with several snowmelt streams, you will eventually meet the shores of Maroon Lake.

    From here, revel in the sights of the crystalline, blue-hued waters and the snowmelt cascades that feed it. Don’t forget to look up and appreciate the grandeur of Maroon Peak towering above! Take your time and appreciate the breathtaking scenery before beginning your return. When you are ready, retrace your footing along the path back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Maroon Creek Trail Trailhead

    The Maroon Creek Trail departs from the trailhead off Maroon Creek Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      Dispersed Backcountry Camping Permitted

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    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly


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    • Route Type

      Out and back

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