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Grottos Trail

Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3445
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Great easy hike

I'm glad I found this trail on Tripadvisor. It was a nice, easy little hike to some cool ice caves... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ColoMama33
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Colorado
Great day or half day hike!

This is a great trail and fairly mild walk for almost any level of hiker. We had our 5 and 9 year... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nicholas K
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“ice cave” (8 reviews)
“climb down” (8 reviews)
“short hike” (14 reviews)
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Highway 82, Aspen, CO 81611
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"ice cave"
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"climb down"
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"short hike"
in 14 reviews
"parking lot"
in 15 reviews
"independence pass"
in 24 reviews
"easy hike"
in 9 reviews
"main bridge"
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"great spot for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"rock formations"
in 3 reviews
"the roaring fork river"
in 7 reviews
"follow the signs"
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"recent snow"
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"huge boulders"
in 3 reviews
"great for kids"
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"parking is limited"
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"fun hike"
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"wear good shoes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm glad I found this trail on Tripadvisor. It was a nice, easy little hike to some cool ice caves. The "hike" took us about 20 minutes to reach the caves, including a few wrong turns and bush-whacking due to our lack of ability to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great trail and fairly mild walk for almost any level of hiker. We had our 5 and 9 year old grand kids and they had a blast. The highlight may have been when the hail storm came up on our walk back...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3 and 7 year old really enjoyed this hike! More of a walk really, but fun with the streams, waterfalls and ice caves. The ice caves were crowded so we didn’t go in but we saw the waterfalls and enjoyed that. There is a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with our grand children to see the grottos. Not kids friendly; we could not take the stroller up the trail. the Gottos are hard to see and steep for the kids, the creek is nice, not a lot of water. there are better places...More

1  Thank Apeisach
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a fun hike as you explore the area and view the ice caves and water falls. We've been visiting the Grottos for decades and really enjoy visiting here.

1  Thank BluefFash67
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful waterfalls and rocks to climb on. Great place to see and take photos. They also have some trails to walk through.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

There is no cell service up there so be super careful, especially when you make it to the Roaring Fork River water falls....people have been known to slip in. This is such a beautiful area of Aspen, I go at least once a year and...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

great for kids too! not a lot of bathroom options so bring purell and go before you get there! can get crowded so go early!

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Have gone here for 40 years. Pleasant walk and beautiful scenery. Wish we could have gone into caves but too early in season and full of ice.

1  Thank Jim and Shellie K
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This short hike is a great spot to see some interesting water features. Also a nice spot for a picnic lunch.

Thank Barbara F
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Ktgood2b
6 October 2017|
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Response from marvin b | Reviewed this property |
Daylight I imagine. It is just a parking area.
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Jonesyucf407
2 June 2017|
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Response from Roberta M | Reviewed this property |
The Grottoes trail is not connected to a campsite. There is a campsite not far from there called "Difficult Campground ". Call the U S Forest Service for information.
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