Silver Bell Campground
Forest Service / BLM
Number of Sites: 14
About: 14 campsites. Picnic Tables, Vault Toilets, Firegrates, Trash Disposal, Potable Water. Access to fishing areas and trails are available. * This campground has a 5 day stay limit. Check out time is 2:00 p.m. * There is an 8 person, two car limit for campsites, with exception for walkin tent sites. * Pets must be on a leash at all times while visiting campgrounds AND within designated Wilderness. The leash should not exceed 6 feet in length. * Camping is permitted in developed campgrounds and/or designated campsites only. * This area provides access to the Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness. Please obey all Wilderness regualtions.
Fees: $15 (2011)
Closest Town: Aspen
Directions: Located 5.5 miles southwest of Aspen, Colorado, on Maroon Creek Road. From Highway 82 take the Maroon Creek Road exit at the roundabout on the West edge of town. Follow Maroon Creek Road to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. Coming to Aspen via Independence Pass: Take Highway 82 West from downtown Aspen 1 mile to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station. You will pass Aspen High school and Aspen Highlands Ski Area on the way to the Maroon Bells Welcome Station, Independence Pass (Highway 82) is normally open from Memorial Day through mid-October, weather dependant. If you are planning an event during these times, please call the Colorado Department of Transportation Hotline for road updates at (877) 315-7623. Coming to Aspen via Glenwood Springs: Take Highway 82 for 40 miles to the roundabout (rotary). From the roundabout, take Maroon Creek Road 4.7 miles to the Welcome Station.
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