Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

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Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

Postby The Legend » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:32 am

A friend and I are planning on hiking Maroon Peak tomorrow. We were going to leave the Denver area around 1am, and drive to the trailhead, but is there going to be a problem with getting into the park and hiking, since it does not seem open just to anyone. Would love some advice on this one. Not sure how this all works with the overnight parking and stuff.
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Re: Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

Postby lackerstef » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:33 am

You need to get there before 830 AM to park in the overnight backpackers parking lot. Be safe up there though - it was a rough weekend on those peaks.
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Re: Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

Postby SeracZack » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:34 am

Stop at the self pay board, pay the fee, park at the day use parking lot, and hike away. Be safe, and have fun.
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Re: Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

Postby The Legend » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:37 am

Thank you for the help. We hope to be there at 6:00am at the latest.
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Re: Hiking Maroon Peak--Entering the Park

Postby milan » Mon Sep 17, 2012 8:58 am

Also the National park annual pass worked there.

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