Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado, USA

The Maroon Bells are two spectacular peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. The mountains are on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen.

Both peaks are fourteeners. Maroon Peak, at 14,163 feet , is the 27th highest peak in Colorado. North Maroon Peak, at 14,019 feet, is the 50th highest. The view of the Maroon Bells to the southwest from the Maroon Creek valley is commonly photographed. The peaks are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of White River National Forest.

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