Maroon Creek Road reopens Friday |

Maroon Creek Road reopens Friday

Aspen Times Staff

The U.S. Forest Service announced that Maroon Creek Road will open to motorized vehicles Friday.The agency also announced that the access roads up Lincoln Creek and to the Grottos, both along Highway 82 east of Aspen, will be closed for the next few weeks for road improvements. Crews will install culverts, remove hazard trees and “improve” the Lincoln Creek Campground and Grottos day-use area, according to a statement from the agency.The Grottos parking lot and access road will be closed from Tuesday to June 2. Lincoln Creek will open the afternoon of June 9.On Maroon Creek, vehicles will be charged $10 for a five-day pass. Special passes for locals and seniors are also available. No fee is charged for cyclists and pedestrians.The Silver Bar, Silver Bell and Silver Queen campgrounds will be open at a cost of $15 per night with a $5 cost for day use.Bus service from Aspen Highlands to Maroon Lake will begin on June 17, when mandatory public transportation and road restriction goes into effect. All-day users will be required to use the bus between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The cost for the bus is $6 per person and $4 for children and seniors.

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