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The Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO

The Maroon Bells in Aspen, CO

Aspen is known as a skier's paradise, but its got something special for Colorado hiking and backpacking fans, too. Backpack the Richmond Ridge – Aspen's mountain range – aboard Four Pass Loop, a 26-mile route that Backpacker's editors once named their favorite trip ever. Day-trip the White River National Forest on West Maroon Pass, a 12.7-mile out-and-back that showcases some of America's most beautiful peaks. Knock off a Colorado 14er and hike Pyramid Peak – if you've got a good helmet and sturdy legs.