This campground is right on the main road up to the Maroon Bells, so buses do pass by. But the camping is so close to Maroon Lake and the hike to Crater Lake. The landscape is gorgeous, especially if you can catch the fall colors. You might want to book your reservations well in advance during peak season. These sites book up quick, but being close to Aspen, Snowmass, and the Maroon Bells, it’s worth the advanced planning.
Hard to find something wrong with this campground. It's small and sites are walk up, so get there early! Though sites are relatively close together, it still felt as though we had privacy nestled into the trees. Very close to the maroon bells so spending the day there is a must! Tons of hiking and amazing sites to be seen. Our campsite had a Firepit and a bear locker. There are toilets as well. Would definitely recommend this site to all. A little stream near by we walked down to and enjoyed to noises of nature.
This campground is super close to the Maroon Bells - Maroon Lake is just up the road. It has all the essential facilities - fire ring, picnic tables, toilets, water. It is set in an aspen grove and a creek runs right by it. There aren't many sites at this campground, so I recommend reserving a site especially during peak season. I've stayed at this campsite twice - it's a great spot. The Maroon Bells are super busy during September when all of the aspen trees are turning. The mountains turn gold. During peak season visitors are not allowed to drive up to Maroon Lake, there are buses you must take instead. If you're staying at this campground you're allowed to bypass the bus and drive up there in your own car. From Maroon Lake there is a trailhead. We did the hike to Crater Lake, a moderate hike to a lake at the base of a huge mountain. The Maroon Bells area is extraordinary. This campground is also very close to downtown Aspen - the location is perfect. There are 2 cons to this campground however, first is that it's right next to the road and secondly it is very touristy. If you're trying to get off the beaten path, then this is not it.