One of the best ways to see the Maroon Bells in Colorado is the 4 passes loop backpack that literally circles the Bells, known as "ringing the Bells". For 2 weeks in a row my friend and I were delayed as early snow storms hit the area. Finally on the last weekend either of us had free in mid September, the weather cleared. The trip was amazing. Here is a view that people may be less familiar with, the backside of the Bells.