Colorado Road Trip (10): Maroon Bells Wilderness Area

August 15, 2011

Maroon Bells reflected in Maroon Lake

The mountains surrounding Maroon Bells Wilderness Area

We spent the final night of our Colorado road trip camping in the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area just outside of Aspen.  It was perhaps the most beautiful campsite I’ve ever stayed at.  The blooming wildflowers, majestic mountain peaks, and changing sky provided scenic views in every direction.

Our campground at Maroon Bells Wilderness Area

Aspen forests and wildflower meadows

Slender trunks of aspen trees

Brilliant green algae and reflections in Maroon Lake (No, I did not saturate the colors!)

Cutthroat trout rises to feed, Maroon Lake

A wildflower paradise

Photographers flocked like paparazzi to capture the sights around Maroon Bells

Native Colorado Columbine

Wildflowers like an avalanche of yellow


8 Responses to “Colorado Road Trip (10): Maroon Bells Wilderness Area”

  1. Kathryn Says:

    This place looks so beautiful, and what an evocative name! I’ve kind of been put off camping in the UK after one too many experiences in the torrential rain. This however looks like the most idyllic camping spot you could wish for! Thanks for cheering up my afternoon!
    Also, just a general thanks for your blog. I’m new to it and have really been enjoying reading through your previous posts.

  2. CO has some of the most beautiful wildflowers left on the earth undisturbed…your pics are amazing..what a trip you are having

  3. garden2day Says:

    That first photo is absolutely breathtaking! Such beauty. I can see why you liked the campsite. Wow! I think you would have a hard time leaving such greatness, but glad you did so you could share. 🙂

  4. Hallysann Says:

    Hiya, so many beautiful pictures 🙂
    I love the trout popping out to say hello.

  5. Renee Says:

    It looks to me like you picked the perfect time for your trip and if/when I get around to visiting Colorado I will certainly use your blog to help plan my trip. Thank you so much for your photos and information

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