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5 out of 5 Rider Rating 5
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By tphillips (15 McR Points) on Feb 17, 2015

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GJRonK
2268 McR Points
June 23, 2016
Marble itself is a small, disorganized string of…
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GJRonK
2268 McR Points
February 10, 2020
A fun side trip, yes, but to fully enjoy would be…
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Written Directions

At the northern base of McClure Pass on CO 133 a small sign indicating "Marble" points you to the east on a well-maintained road (Route 3). Take Route 3 east to the town of Marble, CO.

Scenery

The ride is along a valley with Crystal River running adjacent to the roadway, with Island Lake alongside the road at about 1/2 way to Marble and Beaver Lake at the end of the end (just east of town). Forest and low density population make this a nice enjoyable trip. At the other side of Marble is the roadway (4x4 and trail bikes only) that leads to the ghost town of Crystal. Well worth the 5 mile trek if properly equipped. The beginning of the route offer a nice ride through some good twists, turns, and great scenery, ending up in Marble -- a small, sleepy mining town. Through town is the terminus of your ride, the Marble yard and mine. Take some time to walk around and enjoy the area and history. It is a nice "add-on" ride if doing the trip between Carbondale and Paonia.

Drive Enjoyment

While not high speed limits, it is a comfortable valley road that has ample sweeping turns and great scenery.

Tourism Opportunities

Marble is a low density population town with virtually no amenities. Make sure you fuel up (gas and food) at Paonia or Carbondale, depending on genesis of ride, or at least stop by Redstone for services. Redstone is just north of Marble.

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GJRonK
June 23, 2016
2268 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Marble itself is a small, disorganized string of vacation homes and little business to speak of. The short ride up to the town is typical and beautiful mountain scenery with the vibrant Crystal River flowing past. A fun side run.
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GJRonK
February 10, 2020
2268 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
A fun side trip, yes, but to fully enjoy would be on a dirt bike and continue up the Crystal River to numerous beautiful high country and over to Crested Butte. That section is pretty rough.
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Bernie J
November 30, 2016
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Other
Next time heading to Marble CO check this web site http://www.marbleinst.org/
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