At the foot of the Maroon Bells is Maroon Lake, known for its pristine waters mirroring Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. The twin peaks usually have snow that remains throughout the year, contributing to their iconic look.
The Maroon Bells got their name from the color of the rock and sediment that make up the peaks. The surrounding area is referred to as the Maroon Creek Valley and was carved out by glaciersmillions of years ago.
– First, access is restricted during summer and fall.– The road to Maroon Bells typically opens around mid-May. – Visitors are required to make reservations to visit the Maroon Bells Scenic Area, whether you are taking the shuttle or using a personal vehicle.