hiking adventures

Experience Aspen’s quiet mountain trails, incredible views, and high alpine landscapes on one of the many trails that lead deep into the White River National Forest. To experience the Maroon Bells up close and personal will likely change your life forever! Our knowledgeable guides will focus on wildflower identification, ecology, geology, and history along the way. We offer trail options for every level of hiker from novice to expert. ¬†Keep your eyes peeled as the Elk Mountains are home to a diverse variety of wildlife. The mountains are calling, so what are you waiting for?

Pick Your Hike

Maroon Bells Hike

No trip to Aspen is complete without a visit to the Maroon Bells. Our Maroon Bells Hike will provide you with the ultimate experience.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced - Beginner
MIN AGE: Varies based on experience

$128 adult, $118 child

Half Day Backcountry Hike

Join us on a half day hike as we explore one of the many backcountry trails in the White River National Forest. Our wide variety offers something for all experience levels.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced - Beginner
MIN AGE: Varies based on experience

$118 adult, $108 child

Full Day Backcountry Hike

Earn the serenity and scenery that you'll experience on a Full Day Hike. We offer a variety of full day hikes that are sure to make you feel like you earned something special.

MIN AGE: 13+


Crested Butte Hike

Experience one of Colorado's classic hikes, as we head deep into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness on our way from Aspen to Crested Butte.

MIN AGE: 16+

$1200 (1-3 guests), $300 each additional guest

"We spent a fantastic day hiking Lost Man Loop with Blazing Adventures. Our guide was delightful, a great guide, very engaging and his geology knowledge (he studied it at university) made the landscape come alive. I highly recommend a day out with Blazing Adventures."

Charles S

"Our guide took us on a fun and fact filled hike to the Maroon Bells. She was nothing short of gracious and helped us pose for awesome vacation photos. We learned how the mountains and lakes were formed as well as about the local flora and fauna. She even made sure we spotted the young bull moose hiding in the woods across the river. Highly recommend."

Sally H

"We did a guided hike up to crater lake / maroon bells. While we could have easily done this alone, the guide added a lot of local knowledge about the geology and wildlife. All in all I highly recommend Blazing Adventures."

Michael S

"We hiked Maroon Bells. The guides were knowledgeable & hiked at a comfortable pace for our group and just a lot of fun to be with."

Jennifer M

What to Bring

  • Dress in comfortable layers as temperature can drop rapidly as we climb in altitude
  • Sturdy hiking shoes or boots
  • A camera is a must, as there is no shortage of photo opportunities
  • A rainjacket or shell in case of bad weather. ¬†Weather can change on a dime in Colorado!
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash for guide gratuities
  • We provide backpacks, water, and hiking poles

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be received more than 72 hours prior to your scheduled trip to receive a full refund. You have the option to purchase Trip Cancellation Guarantee for an additional 10% of your invoice total, which would allow you to cancel up to 7:00 PM the night before your trip for a full refund. Any cancellations after 7:00 PM the night before your trip will be charged 100%, regardless of whether you have the Trip Cancellation Guarantee or not. If you choose not to purchase the Trip Cancellation Guarantee and are within 72 hours, you will be charged 100%. Trip Cancellation Guarantee is not available for the Crested Butte hike.