Where does the Four pass Loop Start?
Parking is VERY limited in both the day use and overnight lots. From Crested Butte: The Four Pass Loop can also be started from the East Fork trailhead near Schofield Park. Follow the trail to the Frigid Air/West Maroon junction and then start the loop from there. (The one-way distance to the junction is 3.1 miles.)
Do you need a permit for Maroon Bells Four pass Loop?
Permit Info: All overnight visitors to the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness must self-register at the trailhead kiosks. Each party is required to possess a copy of the registration tag at all times.
Do I need a permit to hike Four Pass Loop?
There is no fee charged and no limit to the number of permits issued. located 100 feet from any body of water or trail or at a designated campsite. Start your hike early as thunderstorms are common on the passes in early afternoon. Wading rivers or streams in early summer can be treacherous.
Are there bears on Four Pass Loop?
We never actually spotted a bear on the Four Pass Loop. This is a resident of Waterton National Park. We had been warned about black bears tearing through hikers’ campsites on Colorado’s Four Pass Loop trail.
How do you backpack a Four Pass Loop?
10 Do’s and Don’ts for Backpacking Aspen’s Four Pass Loop
- DO go when the wildflowers are in bloom.
- DO take four days to finish.
- DON’T forget rain gear.
- DON’T be selfish.
- DO catch a sunrise at Maroon Lake, Crater Lake, and Snowmass Lake.
- DO bring a bandana or wide brim hat.
- DO share the adventure.
How high is West Maroon Pass?
Crested Butte Trails: West Maroon Pass
|Highlights:||Wildflowers, Mountain Vistas|
|Approx. Time:||4.5 hours|
|Elevation Gain:||2,312 feet|
|Max Elevation:||12,490 feet|
|Trailhead Elevation:||10,432 feet|
Can you drive to Maroon Bells?
Can you drive up to Maroon Bells? Between late May and early October, you can drive all the way up to Maroon Bells. You’ll have to pay $10 per vehicle. However, in high season, the last section of the road gets closed to private vehicles between 8 AM and 5 PM, and you have to take a shuttle.