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Level: Beginner
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Fire Road
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +285/ -33 ft
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Marshall Pass Road / #200 / #203 / #243

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#369 of 1,348 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#3,672 in the world

Marshall Pass Road runs for 29-30 miles from the Shirley Town Site all the way over the top of Marshall Pass on the Continental Divide, and down the other side to the town of Sargents. During the summer, this is a very scenic gravel road ride that provides access up to or down from the Monarch Crest Trail. During the winter, Marshall Pass is maintained for snowmobiling, which makes it a great place to fat bike!

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First added by Greg Heil on Apr 5, 2014. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Sargents, or the Shirley Town Site
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Snow: packed (on Mar 4, 2016)
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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    Currently parking for fat biking is best at Gray's Creek, which is a long ways up the road. From that point it's still about 7 miles to the top of Marshal pass (one-way), so there's plenty of great riding to be done! However, getting to Gray's Creek parking will require 4x4 or chains, and a medium to high clearance vehicle. Riding from the bottom to Gray's is not ideal due to mud and slush.

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  • Greg Heil   ✓ supporter

    For a gravel road ride, this is pretty fantastic! The views are just stunning, and the opportunity to fat bike here during the winter is pretty sweet as well.

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