Camping in Aspen in the Fall

I’ve always wanted to see the Maroon Bells in that picture-perfect autumnal state that you always see in the postcards and around instagram. Unfortunately, I happen to not be the 1% that can afford a night’s stay within Aspen, so a couple of friends and I piled into a car and camped at one of my favorite spots in the area to wake at sunrise to quite the scene. The Maroon Bells are always stunning, but even more so when there’s a new dusting of snow and golden aspens lighting up all around the base of the mountains. Needless to say, this is one Colorado bucket list item checked off my list.