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Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop

For this year's backpacking trip, I chose arguably the most scenic loop in Colorado, the Maroon Bells Wilderness's Four Pass Loop. The loop is roughly 24 miles, climbs 4 passes, and gains over 7,500 feet. So naturally I invited the same sea level backpackers from last year- my brother, Trevor, and good friend, Niran. Upping the difficulty level for himself, Niran carried over 10 pounds of camera equipment.

Day 1

We started our hike at the crowded Maroon Lake trailhead on the Maroon Snowmass Trail. After about 1.7 miles, we turned left to follow the West Maroon Creek Trail towards West Maroon Pass, but we made camp before reaching the first pass.

 
The Trailhead
The Trailhead
Elevation: 9,600 feet
Maroon Lake
Maroon Lake
First View of Crater Lake
First View of Crater Lake
 
The Maroon Bells Over Crater Lake
The Maroon Bells Over Crater Lake
More Crater Lake
More Crater Lake
Niran Gets the Perfect Shot...
Niran Gets the Perfect Shot...
 
While Trevor Waits Patiently
While Trevor Waits Patiently
Back to Hiking
Back to Hiking
Niran Beyond Crater Lake
Niran Beyond Crater Lake
 
First Campsite
First Campsite
Sunset Over Our Campsite
Sunset Over Our Campsite