The city of Colorado in United States is home to two of the most popular and fascinating peaks in the world known as the Maroon Belle Peaks. If you ever visit the border of Pitkin County and Gunnison County, about twelve miles to the southwest of Aspen, it is a must for you to explore the Elk Mountains which has the famous Maroon Belle Peaks. They are famous for being one the most photographed views of the city. Imagine going to the beautiful peaks and bringing them home with you! An acrylic fridge Magnet of the Maroon Belle Peaks is a souvenir designed especially for you to always remember your visit to this amazing tourist spot.
About Maroon Bell Peaks
The Maroon Bell peaks found in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness are comprised of two mountains known as the Maroon Peak and the North Maroon Peak. Together, they provide one of the most famous views in the world and attract tourists. The two peaks are situated three miles apart from each other. The Maroon Peak is around 14,156 feet high. It is also the twenty-seventh highest peak in the city. The Maroon Northern Peak is the fiftieth highest peak in the Colorado city standing at a height of 14,014 feet. As both the peaks are taller than fourteen thousand feet, they are categorized as the fourteeners in the mountaineering terminology.
The Deadly Maroon Bells Peaks
What makes the Maroon Bells deadly is their deadly composition. Unlike most of the mountains in Colorado, they are not made up of granite and limestone. The two peaks are composed of mudstone, which gives them their maroon color, and are very weak. It provides less grip for the mountain climbers and makes the possibility of accidents much higher. They are referred to as the Deadly Bells because in 1965, eight people died while climbing the mountains.