PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– At least one avalanche caused a lot of damage to the Conundrum Creek Trail leading to the hot springs near the Maroon Bells Wilderness. The snow slides crushed trees and vegetation, obliterating the trail.

(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The trail was well maintained and hikers must apply for a permit to use the area. The trail typically is surrounded by trees and pristine landscape.

(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

The nine-mile hike goes to a natural hot springs pool and is considered a destination for backpackers in the Aspen area.

(credit: U.S. Forest Service)

It is unclear how long it will take to repair the trail for the season or when it will reopen to hikers.

(credit: CBS)