Maroon Bells in Colorado

Photo Essay: The Maroon Bells in Colorado

Colorado is my favorite place on earth. It is stunningly beautiful, abundant with wildlife, and smells of delicious fresh mountain air. I used to go every summer, either to Aspen or Estes Park. I still try to get there as often as I can, but whenever it’s been a while, I feel like something’s missing. I was thrilled to go skiing in Keystone this winter, but nothing beats a cool Colorado summer. It makes me feel very connected with nature.

Maroon Bells are two Rocky Mountain peaks about 12 miles outside of Aspen in the shape of bells. Whenever we go to Aspen, we drive out there and wander around the trails. While the towering peaks and their reflection into Maroon Lake are breathtaking, the surrounding forest area is also teeming with beauty.

Colorful flora and fauna are in bloom, and you can observe wildlife such as ducks, deer, chipmunks, fish, and even beavers. It’s so peaceful and never gets old.  Here are some of my favorite pictures I took the last time I went.

Maroon Bells in Colorado

Ducks at Maroon Bells in Colorado

Maroon Bells wilderness area in Colorado

Beaver dam at Maroon Lake

Maroon Bells in Colorado

Aspen trees at Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells in Colorado

A deer at Maroon Bells

Maroon Lake in Colorado

Maroon Bells wilderness area

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