Ron Azevedo

Autumn at Maroon Bells

“Autumn at Maroon Bells”

One of the most photographed spots in Colorado….the Maroon Bells of Aspen.

A trip to Aspen would not be complete with a stop at the iconic Maroon Bells. A 4am wake-up call got me the early start I needed to get to the Bells(about 30min outside of aspen) by 5:30am. Getting there early assured me of a great spot on the shore to set up for a sunrise shot. When the Fall color is peaking,every morning brings out several hundred photographers to capture the morning light,color & reflection. After waiting patiently,we were all rewarded with a beautiful sunrise & the Fall color that day was beyond expectations.

Additional Info: 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 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.