Aspen, CO – Easy – Mileage Varies – Hike, Dog Friendly – Dirt/Rocky
Grottos Trail #2180 is an easy trail you can hike and explore that is dog friendly. This popular loop takes you around the Ice Caves, Cascades and picnic areas.
To access the trailhead from Aspen, travel 9 miles up Independence Pass Road (HWY 82). The trail is located off the road past a sign on the right for the Grottos Day Use Area. This area is about a mile up the road past the Weller Lake Trail.
More information about the Grottos Trail can be found at:
White River National Forest – The Grottos Trail #2180 (Hiking)
Aspen, CO – Medium – Mileage Varies – Snowshoe, Dog Friendly – Snow
Grottos Trail #2180 is an intermediate/moderate winter trail you can snowshoe that is dog friendly. The highlight of the trail are the ice caves.
To get to the winter trailhead from the Independence Pass Road (HWY 82) winter gate closure, travel 3.25 miles up the closed road and there will be a sign on the right for the Grottos Day Use Area.