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All reviews crater lake moderate hike maroon bells great hike loose rocks catch your breath worth the climb wear good hiking shoes athletic shoes trekking poles mile round trip hike bring water early june worth the effort take your time elevation gain pack a lunch
Hiked up from Maroon Bells with a picnic. Gentle incline, but technical because of the rocks. It took us several hours and is not for the out of shape. Been up here when the lake is full. Not so this time. Still beautiful and worth...More
This trail is so rocky that it makes for very difficult walking. I had a sore foot and all the rocks on this trail made it so much worse. Walking on a flat surface would have been okay. Unless you are fit and part mountain...More
We were under the impression that this was an easy trail...it was not. Not being acclimated to the elevation and being out of shape didn’t help either. I made it to the top though. Breath taking views and worth the trip. The lake was dried...More
This is a great hike if you want to see the Maroon Bells up close. Crater Lake itself may be dried up depending on the time of year (and the amount of snow the previous winter), but it's really the Bells that are the main...More
This trail is made more difficult because of the rocks. It does not gain much elivation and can be hiked by most anyone in reasonable physical condition. Good hiking boots, trekking poles, first aide kit, and plenty of water is a must. Go early to...More
Went on the Crater Lake Trail which was an easy hike to a lake with the beauty of the Maroon Bells in the background. Since the summer was a bit hotter, much of the lake was dried up, but the the Maroon Bells was worth...More
This is one of the worst maintained trails in Colorado. Due to extremely busy traffic, the trail is rocky, worn an unpleasant.
The Crater Lake view later in the season may be disappointing, as late in the season there is little (or almost none) water...More
So take the hike up. Many views along the way as well. It is just a more "grand" and closeup view of the Bells from here for sure. Hike is not to be missed.
And don't worry about being out of shape this is a...More