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  • Maroon Bells in Fall

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    Located in the Elk Mountains southwest of Aspen, the Maroon Bells are two Fourteeners, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. Maroon Lake, at the base of the peaks, is one of the most photographed places in Colorado. In the summer and fall Maroon Lake is accessible via Highway 82, with an available shuttle service.
    Maroon Bells in Fall
  • Pitkin County

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    Pitkin County, established in 1881, is home to some of Colorado's most popular tourist destinations, including Aspen and the Maroon Bells.
    Pitkin County
  • Pitkin County on Google Map

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    Pitkin County spans the valley of the Roaring Fork River between the Sawatch Mountains in the east and the Elk Mountains in the west. State Highway 82 follows the Roaring Fork from Independence Pass in the south to Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs.
    Pitkin County on Google Map
  • Mt. Sopris

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    At 12,965 feet, Mt. Sopris towers over the Roaring Fork and Crystal River valleys and the nearby towns of Redstone, Carbondale, and Basalt. The mountain is named for Richard Sopris, mayor of Denver from 1878 to 1881 and member of the first European party to explore the Roaring Fork Valley.
    Mt. Sopris
  • Aspen

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    Aspen, established in 1879 by Henry B. Gillespie, began as a silver-mining town and developed into a hub for culture and recreation on Colorado's Western Slope. Today Aspen is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Colorado.
    Aspen
  • Mt. Daly

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    Located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness Area, Mt. Daly (13,300 ft) is the most prominent peak seen from Snowmass Village, a ski town in western Pitkin County.
    Mt. Daly

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