Where is Maroon Bells?
Directly south of the extensive ski areas of Aspen lies the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, a mountain landscape that is the epitome of the Rocky Mountains for many visitors.
The 733 square kilometer protected area is one of the five first Wilderness Areas in Colorado, established in 1964. The mountain range of the Elk Mountains runs through the area from northwest to Southeast and culminates in six so-called 14ers (mountains with a height of more than 4267 m), including the Famous Maroon Bells. The Massif stands out due to its deep red coloration and the strong stratification of the steep rocky slopes. They consist of 200 million years old sedimentary rock with high iron content. During the ice ages formed mighty glaciers of the present-day Relief with rounded valleys and Corrie lakes. Wide subalpine meadows extend above the forests of Engelmann spruces, various fir trees and isolated aspen groves.
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