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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by Barnold41 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 2:45 pm

crowdsurf wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:19 pm
Barnold41 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 12:01 pm
"The most photographed peaks in North America"

...find another route and enjoy the Elks. Standard is overrated, anyway.

If you haven't done it, how do you know? Got my 2 day reservation for August 29th-31st to try and avoid the crowds. Looking to do N. Maroon or the traverse S to N.

Stoked!


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I meant that it's a bit annoying to have to pick your way through the crowds on the way down, as we did coming off Pyramid. There are plenty of different ways to get to the base of the Bells, you don't have to go the standard route...
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by RETEP 1 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:48 pm

I don’t agree with too many of the no-vehicle hijinx that you get on 14ers.com but if you’re not gonna start from the CB side then for goodness sakes, ride your bike up the road people😂😂
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by speth » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:52 pm

I have nothing to add other than I feel bad for people who still need to get to this area and rely on a Ticket Master lottery system to do a hike now. What a disaster.
I'll be damned if I feel like I will ever know anything, but if we don't keep moving on that last hill, we'll never know what's on the other side.
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by sieggy80305 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:12 pm

The CB side seems like a good alternative that won't affect the trip too much. I'm not too bummed that I have to start there instead of Aspen.
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by Alpinefroggy » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:27 pm

speth wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:52 pm
I have nothing to add other than I feel bad for people who still need to get to this area and rely on a Ticket Master lottery system to do a hike now. What a disaster.
I don't necessarily think this is a problem in a vacuum though. Obviously the system could be more robust but there does need to be some sort of a permit system these days for the maroon bells and I found it quite straight forward to get a few weekends for pyramid and the bells traverse.
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by jrs1965 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:33 pm

What a flipping SS to have the Chamber of Commerce controlling access to public lands.

So, the overnight parking reservation is for the lower overflow lot on the right as you approach? I'm wondering if you can line up at the ranger station prior to 6 AM?
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by dwoodward13 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:02 pm

jrs1965 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:33 pm
What a flipping SS to have the Chamber of Commerce controlling access to public lands.
The CoC appears to just be running the reservation website. You can still use your America the Beautiful Pass to pay for the 10 dollar fee, which is the same fee amount that it was prior to the reservation system. There are no other additional service fees, so it appears the CoC isn't getting a cut.
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by SchralpTheGnar » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:09 pm

Can you buy passes on stubhub?
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by jrs1965 » Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:25 pm

dwoodward13 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:02 pm
jrs1965 wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:33 pm
What a flipping SS to have the Chamber of Commerce controlling access to public lands.
The CoC appears to just be running the reservation website. You can still use your America the Beautiful Pass to pay for the 10 dollar fee, which is the same fee amount that it was prior to the reservation system. There are no other additional service fees, so it appears the CoC isn't getting a cut.
Yep, you're probably right on them not getting a cut. No intention to infer they were profiting. In contrast, they probably have exclusive access...
(while climbers in April have to sacrifice safety and choose a random day in the middle of monsoon season)
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by ccerling » Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:10 am

If anyone happened to score a day parking, midnight to midnight, or overnight pass reservation starting on on 7/3 I'd be more than happy to chip in some gas money or something to get a ride up Maroon Creek Road to the trailhead. I'll even cling to your roof rack if that's the only space you have. I'm looking to run the 4 pass loop that day and I would prefer to not start my day off with a 9 mile+ uphill bike ride in the dark.
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by dwoodward13 » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:24 am

ccerling wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:10 am
If anyone happened to score a day parking, midnight to midnight, or overnight pass reservation starting on on 7/3 I'd be more than happy to chip in some gas money or something to get a ride up Maroon Creek Road to the trailhead. I'll even cling to your roof rack if that's the only space you have. I'm looking to run the 4 pass loop that day and I would prefer to not start my day off with a 9 mile+ uphill bike ride in the dark.

There's still plenty of day parking for that day. Midnight to midnight also has 10/24 slots open...
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Re: Maroon Bells Lake parking

Post by CaptainSuburbia » Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:47 am

dwoodward13 wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:24 am
ccerling wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:10 am
If anyone happened to score a day parking, midnight to midnight, or overnight pass reservation starting on on 7/3 I'd be more than happy to chip in some gas money or something to get a ride up Maroon Creek Road to the trailhead. I'll even cling to your roof rack if that's the only space you have. I'm looking to run the 4 pass loop that day and I would prefer to not start my day off with a 9 mile+ uphill bike ride in the dark.

There's still plenty of day parking for that day. Midnight to midnight also has 10/24 slots open...
I don't see any spots available except for May and late October :(
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