Many visitors to Morocco take trips from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains.
Given the proximity of the mountains to the city, it is an easy trip and makes for a great escape from the bustle of the souks and the medina.
There are several ways to take trips from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains. These include hiring a car in Marrakech and driving to the Atlas Mountains, taking an organized tour to the mountains, or going on a small group excursion.
Whatever method you choose to get to the mountains, it is best to stay overnight for at least one night.
The distance from the city center is far enough that doing a day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains is very ambitious, but doing an overnight or several night trip is well worth it.