Marshall Road Open Spaces

3.14 out of 5
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↑ 700 ft
↓ 700 ft
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Trail Description
About this trail
This trail is fairly easy except for the first climb. Take a look at the trailhead for the route you would like to take. The trail changes in several directions and make sure you watch for no bikes sign. A lot of this open space is closed to bikers. Nevertheless, ride up to the first intersection over the canal bridge and take a left. This will head east for a bit and then you will start you descent with will u-turn it way back heading west. Follow this trail all the way until it ends at HWY 93. Look over the road to the southwest; there you will see a trail that leads down into Eldorado Canyon. Take this 4x4 road until it ends. At this point it is up to the rider if you would like to head back or make the route into a loop by heading north and then taking paved roads back to the trailhead. Explore around the entire open space. On ascent, you can actually take a jeep road which will take you all the way back to Superior. However, if you do not know the area, stick to an out and back format for your ride. This ride is great for a recovery ride or great for beginners looking to get comfortable on there bike.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (7)


April 15, 2017
John Fisch Epic  
Review: Mostly uninteresting trail. Worth a quick spin if you live in the area, or you can get big mileage by combining it with other area trails. Like all of Boulder County, it can get busy.

January 7, 2014
Review: 10 miles total with 2000 ft total elevation climb if you do skyline, the loop and go over rim trail. Great views of Napa Valley from the top of rim trail.

Granny Gear

May 6, 2011
bcall0420 Granny Gear  
Review: Brief loop around Marshall open space. As stated earlier, a fun evening ride for after work. Nice views of the FlatIrons as well!

Similar Trail: Betasso Preserve


October 14, 2006
jeeper Gramcounter  
Review: An easy and fun trail for a quicke ride at low elevation. I was surprised that this trail could actually be ridden as a loop without crossing hwy 93. Start out going left after the bridge for a good little climb up some single track. The steepest part of this climb is fairly short. Once at the top you merge with the Community Ditch Trail. At this point the trail is double track, rocky (not rough) road. The trail continues like this all the way to hwy 93. Instead of crosssing the highway I took the singletrack down which led back to the trailhead. This section of trail is a fun, fairly smooth singletrack with some rolls and dips and it is all downhill. If you take this route you will only log about 3.5 miles for the whole loop but you could aways go around again or explore some of the other trails. There are a lot of hikers with dogs there so watch out for them. Also, there are a lot of coyotes, you may see one or two.


August 28, 2005
Rebus Singletrack  
Review: Connect this trail up with the Greenbelt Plateau trail and you can really log some descent miles. The Greenbelt Plateau has one steady climb that can be used for speed work, and a loose track downhill that you can really fly on. Going down the connector trail to the Community Ditch/Marshall Mesa trail is a bouncy rocky affair, but any beginner can manage it. The ride to the Marshall trailhead is very quick and uneventful. This would be good trail to take the kids.

Bunny Hop

July 21, 2005
HACBIKES Bunny Hop  
Review: Trail is mostly for begginers. One very short OK downhill section. Good trail if you only have an hour or so.

Similar Trail: White Ranch


August 18, 2004
Marlin_D/H Poseur  
Review: This is a good trail for begginers or someone looking for a quick ride in the evening. It can be fast and if you do deciede to take the road back to the parking area, it can provide a really good aerobic work out for most of it tends to be an up hill climb.

Marshall Road Open Spaces MTB Trail 3.14 out of 5 based on 7 ratings. 7 user reviews.
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