We’re talking about Aspen, Colorado. So if you’re planning to visit the Maroon Bells, don’t just go out for it! There are many other things that you can do and try at Aspen. Apart from hiking, biking, picnicking, camping, and fishing, you can hunt in the national forest of the White River. But you need a license for it.
Things to do in Maroon bells
- Horse Camping and Horse Riding
- Motorcycle’s, ATVs and OHV
- Water Games
- Riding a Gondola
- Hot Air Champagne Balloon Tours
- The Silver Mining Ghost Town
01. Horse Camping and Horse Riding on Maroon bells
Horse camping and horse riding are other fun things. Yes, go back to the era of cowboys and ride these glorious trails on a horse’s back. It will be an amazing experience. Everyone can get more details about horse camping and horse riding quickly from the Colorado Backcountry Horsemen website.
02. Motorcycle’s, ATVs, and OHV Maroon bells
On the approved trails and highways, travelers can ride Off-Highway vehicles (OHV), including motorcycles and ATVs. But make sure that you do not cross the wilderness boundary!
03. Water Games
At Maroon Bells, there are many water sports that you may take part in. Some of them are motor boating or non-motor boating, diving, tubing, water-skiing, and windsurfing.
The White River National Forest has a package of wonderful experiences for you if you are excited about sports. Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, and snowmobiling are some of them. In some areas, you can also make cross-country winter snowmobiling trips.
05. Riding a Gondola
If you had a dream of riding a gondola, the perfect location would be the Silver Queen gondola. Jump on this gondola and experience an eighteen-minute trip with a magnificent view up to the top of Aspen Mountain.
06. Hot Air Champagne Balloon Tours
If you like to add more adventure to your trip, you can try paragliding at Aspen. It’s just six miles from Maroon Bells. ” Above It, All Balloon Aspen” offers scenic, sunrise, hot air champagne balloon tours near Aspen/Snowmass in the Rocky Mountains.”
07. The Silver Mining Ghost Town
If the above-mentioned activities are not enough for someone just five miles away from Maroon Bells, we can find “The silver mining ghost town.” The restored remains of many historic structures such as the Blue Mirror Saloon, a post office, and a hotel can be seen in Ghost Town. The ghost town is operated by the Aspen Historical Society and accessible from June to October.