14,163 ft / 4,317 m

#32 in Colorado

#66 in United States


2,316 ft / 706 m

#51 in Colorado

#770 in United States


34 summits

#84 in Colorado

#1,079 in United States

Top climbing months

August   34%

July   25%

September  22%

Most climbed route

South Ridge via Maroon Lake TH


  • Maroon Peak is a 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 of the 2 Bells to summit.
  • The two Bells are separated by about a third of a mile and both are usually counted as 14ers 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.
  • Often called "The Deadly Bells" due to the loose, unstable, maroon-colored rock found on all routes.
1 summit • 12.8 mi • 4,863 ft gain • 10 hr 2 min • Class 3
1 summit • 12.9 mi • 4,284 ft gain • 12 hr 33 min