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Maroon Bells scenic area in Colorado is beautiful any time of year, but in the fall, as the aspen turns into gold, it is a visual feast. There is no wrong POV from anywhere you’re standing, as long as you can see the peaks, it is a good POV and you can make a wonderful composition of it, in front of the Lake, Maroon Bells Creek, hiking trail, and in this case looking through a cluster of the aspen trees.

The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. The mountain is on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are counted as fourteeners. Maroon Peak, at 14,156 feet, is the 27th highest peak in Colorado; North Maroon Peak, at 14,014 feet, is the 50th highest. The view of the Maroon Bells to the southwest 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" and one of Colorado's premier scenic overlooks. The peaks are located in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness of White River National Forest.

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  • Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2011-09-28
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-25 9:59
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