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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +0/ -3,524 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Fat Marmot

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#854 of 1,353 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#9,460 in the world

If you ride the lift to the top, you'll climb about 300ft to get to the top of Fat Marmot. The trail then drops about 700 feet of elevation over a little less than 2 miles of narrow singletrack. The upper part of the trail traverses the mountain allowing for great open views and some pretty good speed. Then the trail begins to zig-zag thru repeated switchbacks. The last couple of switchbacks are on the steep side, and contain virtually all the technical obstacles on the trail. These switchbacks should be doable for many intermediate riders. The trail ends about half way down the mountain, so you'll ride the road to another trail to get back to the base.

First added by DanK_NoCo on Aug 21, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: yes
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Copper Mountain base at Copper Mountain exit on I70.
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  • DanK_NoCo

    The views from this trail are really nice. The trail is narrower than Redtail and definitely sees less traffic. I rode this trail with my 13yr old, and the last couple of switchback were too tough for him. Some might complain that they were washed out, but they were still rideable and I enjoyed the challenge. I with this trail were longer, and Copper would add some faster more challenging trails.

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