Maroon Bells Trail, White River National Forest, CO

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If you want something beautiful, but yet a challenge, this is an amazing place to go. It has everything you want if you’re a nature lover that wants an amazing view. It ranges from sometimes flat forest lands to huge, beautiful ranges that you can hike.

What I loved about it

As beautiful and scenic as it was, I found it mysterious but yet eerie at the same time. I was so peaceful. To stand in such a beautiful place where there is nothing but animal sounds is something that everyone needs to experience. The strangest part about it is that there was not a sound of traffic or man-made noise. It takes quite a while to get used to while you’re at Maroon Bells Trail, White River National Forest.Maroon Bells Trail

Who is this trail for?

Because it is quite a difficult trail, I would recommend it more for people who are fit and healthy. I expected it to be much easier than it was, but it surprised even myself. The other thing I advise is to bring sufficient amount of food and a safety kit just incase. It didn’t seem dangerous, but I wouldn’t like to have an accident there, so be sure to have your wits about you.

Crater Lake

If you’re going to Crater Lake, prepare to have what ever expectations you have, blown away. The sight of this lake is simply amazing and breath taking. It looks like something out of a fairy tale, mixed with the beautiful aroma of nature and sounds of wild life all around you. The lake itself is something to behold, seeing it from sunset and sunrise looks magical as the sun bounces off the river as a perfect reflection, as though it was a mirror. Absolutely stunning!

maligne-riverWhen To Go

As for when to go, it has many various times to go in the year, depending what you want to see. If you want to go in the summer, you get to experience the warm, beautiful sunsets and the sounds of locusts. Spring gives you a chilly but crisp experience that will definately make you appreciate how wonderful the ice capped mountains are.

Winter is probably not an ideal time for everyone to go, as the lake ices over and it often ruins the image of what everyone has in mind for Crater lake. But Autumn is just beautiful with the red and brown leaves flying past your fast with the crisp air in your nostrils. A sight you can’t see anywhere else.

To Sum It Up

It is gorgeous, beautiful and wonderful. It’s a place that anyone with a general sense of fitness should go to completely and fully enjoy the experience and beauty of the magical Crater Lake and the mystical vibe the nature gives you. If you’re looking for a place to surrender to away from the hustle and bustle of life, this is definately a place you need to check out.

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