Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop

Snowmass Lake, Snowmass Mountain, sunrise, alpenglow, reflection, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Snowmass Lake Alpenglow Reflection : Prints Available

Brilliant alpenglow on Snowmass Peak and Snowmass Mountain (14,092 ft.), reflected in Snowmass Lake - July. 

Last week we spent 6 days backpacking around the famous Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado. The photos pretty much tell the story so I won’t say too much else except that it was another great trek in Colorado!

See many more photos below!

Crater Lake, Maroon Bells, Elk Mountains, Colorado, reflection

Crater Lake Reflection : Prints Available

The Maroon Bells reflect in Crater Lake at dawn. 

Purity Basin, Elk Mountains, Colorado, West Maroon Pass, July

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Endless green in Purity Basin, as seen from West Maroon Pass - July. 
Purity Basin, sunflowers, Elk Mountains, Colorado, July

Purity Basin Sunflowers : Prints Available

Sunflowers in Purity Basin - July. 
Frigid Air Pass, Maroon Bells, Elk Mountains, Colorado, hikers, Fravert Basin

Hikers descend into Fravert Basin from Frigid Air Pass, with the Maroon Bells dominating the scene - July. 
Maroon Bells, Fravert Basin, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Fravert Blues : Prints Available

The Maroon Bells reflect in a partly snowed-in tarn high in Fravert Basin, with gloomy, stormy evening weather. 
Columbine, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Rainy Columbine : Prints Available

Columbine with a rain storm moving in behind.
Geneva Lake, Snowmass Mountain, sunset, reflection, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Geneva Lake Sunset : Prints Available

A sunset spotlight on Snowmass Mountain, reflected in Geneva Lake. 
Lead King Basin, Elk Mountains, Colorado, stormy

Lead King Storm : Prints Available

Stormy weather above Lead King Basin. 
Maroon Bells, Elk Mountains, Colorado, Fravert Basin

Misty Bells : Prints Available

Storm clouds lift off the Maroon Bells, above Fravert Basin - July. 
Sunflowers, Trail Rider Pass, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Trail Rider Sunflowers : Prints Available

Sunflowers at Trail Rider Pass. 
Snowmass Lake, Trail Rider Pass, Elk Mountains, Colorado, hiking

Hiking towards Snowmass Lake, from Trail Rider Pass. 
Snowmass Lake, Elk Mountains, Colorado, July

Snowmass Lake Vista : Prints Available

An overview of the windex-colored Snowmass Lake - July.
Snowmass Lake, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Snowmass Lake Trees : Prints Available

Pine trees and Snowmass Lake. 
Snowmass Lake, Snowmass Mountain, sunrise, alpenglow, reflection, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Snowmass Lake Alpenglow Reflection : Prints Available

Brilliant alpenglow on Snowmass Peak and Snowmass Mountain (14,092 ft.), reflected in Snowmass Lake - July. 
Snowmass Lake, reflection, panorama, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Snowmass Lake Reflection Panorama : Prints Available

Early morning shadows play on Snowmass Peak, reflected in Snowmass Lake. 
Snowmass Mountain, Elk Mountains, Colorado, ridge

Claudia scrambles up the southern ridge of Snowmass Mountain, on the way to the 14,092 ft. summit. 
climbers, Snowmass Mountain, west ridge, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Anonymous climbers arrive at the 14,092 ft. summit of Snowmass Mountain after climbing up the west ridge.
Buckskin Pass, Snowmass Mountain, hiking, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Hiking up Buckskin Pass, with Snowmass Mountain behind. 
Indian Paintbrush, Buckskin Pass, North Maroon Peak, Elk Mountains, Colorado

Buckskin Paintbrush : Prints Available

Blood red Indian Paintbrush wildflowers on Buckskin Pass, with North Maroon Peak (14,014 ft.) behind.
ladybug, sage, colorado

Sage Ladybug : Prints Available

A ladybug sits atop a sage brush at sunrise. 

15 thoughts on “Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop

  1. Sonsabitch man … that is just stunning work! You are without a doubt the most amazing photographer out there right now. I sure hope I can meet you someday.

  2. Wow, Jack, another superb series. I love the intense green in the “Purity Basin” shot. Nicely done, as usual.

  3. Hello Jack.

    Wow, such a diverse and simply breathtaking set of photographs!
    Thank you for bringing me along 🙂

    I hope you will enjoy the rest of the summer, my friend.

    Best Wishes
    Seung Kye

  4. Wow!! I almost feel like I was there with you!! Gorgeous images (as always). I’ve been an admirerer of your work for quite some time and these are up there with the rest.

    Call me “Jealous in Florida”!

    Carl

  5. Jack, Thank you for sharing your beatiful photos.I live in New Jersey and dream and wish I lived in a beatiful place like you.This is as close as i can get, it takes me away from this place. Thanks again, Jack Jaeger

  6. I’m headed out to hike the Four Pass Loop next week and let me tell you, these pictures have me even more excited! Very cool stuff!

  7. Jack, these pictures are fantastic! I’m just starting to get into landscape photography and I can appreciate the amount of effort (and patience!) to get such fantastic shots. I’ll be around these parts at the end of the month and can’t wait to try out the 5DM2 on it. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

    Cheers!

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