Photo by Steve Shivers
|Range/Region:||Elk Range Area|
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Year first climbed:||1890's|
|First successful climber(s):||C. Wilson|
|Nearest major airport:||Aspen, Colorado|
|Convenient Center:||Aspen, Colorado|
Maroon Bells are sometimes counted as two peaks, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak. The saddle that separates them, however, is only a 234 foot drop, so geologically this is actually a single mountain with twin peaks. In any case, the Maroon Bells are perhaps the most picturesque of Colorado's fourteeners, but they are also the most challenging, offering steep climbing on poor rock.