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The Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness is a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Elk Mountains near Aspen, Colorado. The 181,535-acre wilderness was established in 1980 in the Gunnison and White River national forests. Within its boundaries are 100 miles of trails, 6 of Colorado's fourteeners and 9 passes over 12,000 feet. The wilderness is named after the two peaks known as the Maroon Bells as well as Snowmass Mountain.