Crater Lake via West Maroon Creek Trail and Maroon Snowmass

based on 44 tracks & routes #22 hike out of 107 in
4.8 mi
2 hrs 20 min
1,634 ft
Elev Gain


This is a moderate one way trail in White River National Forest.

This trail goes by Beaver Dam, bridge and rapids, and Crater Lake.

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scott.miao 1 year, 4 months ago
Maroon Bells 4 Pass Loop: Day 1 Maroon Lake to West Maroon Valley
tart from the West Maroon Portal at Maroon Lake and head toward the far end of the lake onto West Maroon Trail #1970. You will be entering the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness here. Be sure to grab a permit and to attach it to your pack. Head for Crater Lake stopping for a snack to enjoy the views. Note the unique close up perspective of the Maroon Bells, then continue up the W. Maroon Valley to several campsites located near the trail. (5 miles)
Steve Stephenson 1 year, 2 months ago
Maroon - 4 Passes Loop Clockwise Day 1 (8/16/18)
This was Day 1 of my hike with my hiking buddy, Kevin Thueson. Coming from an elevation of 600', we decided to camp at just 11,000' the first night. We started after the afternoon showers at the beautiful Maroon Lake (9,600'), and made our way over remarkably rugged terrain to the dried up Crater Lake, then had a continual, upward trail to camp.
ashleydf30 2 months ago
Chris Turner 1 year, 2 months ago
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RobB 2 years, 1 month ago