Maroon Peak

Maroon Peak is famous Colorado 14er in the Elk Range. It along with North Maroon encompass the famed Maroon Bells, some of Colorado's most iconic peaks. Maroon Peak is the easier to summit. The two Bells are separated by about a third of a mile and both are usually counted as fourteeners despite the sub-300 foot prominence of North Maroon. The traverse between the two Bells is one of the four great Colorado 14er traverses. Summiting both Bells in one day via this traverse is known as “Ringing the Bells”. The view of the Maroon Bells from the Maroon Creek valley is one of the most famous scenes in Colorado and is reputed to be the most-photographed spot in Colorado. These mountains are often called “The Deadly Bells” due to the loose, unstable, maroon-colored rock found on all routes.

Maroon Peak SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by nmontelli

17 people report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 17, 2013. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs.

Others who’ve summited Maroon Peak

  • nmontelli
  • DandyDon
  • susanjoypaul
  • madeinus
  • TI83plus
  • Kidair
  • SkiBumDunn
  • bmannlein

Routes Used trails & approaches

58% South Ridge via Maroon Lake TH

25% traverse to N. Maroon

16% Maroon Bells traverse North to South

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Elevation

14,163 ft / 4,317 m

Prominence

2,316 ft / 706 m

Height Rank Range

Elk Mountains

Location

Colorado, United States

Summited by

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  • nmontelli
  • DandyDon
  • JohnTYoung
  • susanjoypaul
  • mirhash
  • madeinus
  • TI83plus
  • Kidair
  • hurdles
  • marmot
  • SkiBumDunn
  • ChrisMeloche

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