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Marmot Passage Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (19)

A quick climb to stunning views, followed by a fun downhill section.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.8

KM

Singletrack

9,266' 2,824 m

High

8,864' 2,702 m

Low

329' 100 m

Up

481' 147 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

Description

This section of the trail is what makes Staunton State Park worth the visit. The trail begins at the 4-way intersection of Staunton Ranch Trail, Bugling Elk Trail, and Border Line Trail. Pedal uphill for the first 1/2 mile, and stay right at the intersection of Scout Line Trail, a hikers only trail.

An easy but steady climb for 2/3 of a mile brings you to the top of a beautiful lookout that overlooks Lion's Head. From here, the fun downhill begins. Traverse the side of the mountain and climb quickly to another overlook and descend the final 3/4 of a mile to Elk Falls Pond.

This trail can also be ridden in reverse direction.

Contacts

Shared By:

Ian Eldridge

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 19 votes

#1087

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  4.3 from 19 votes
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Trail Rankings

#231

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#1,087

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Photos

The Slab on the Marmot Passage Trail.
Sep 7, 2017 near Bailey, CO
Crushing a short tech section on Marmot Passage
Oct 10, 2014 near Pine, CO
Some really fun downhill on Marmot Passage
Oct 10, 2014 near Pine, CO
Smooth switchbacks starting the downhill on Marmot Passage.
Sep 8, 2017 near Bailey, CO
The beginning of the climb up Marmot Passage
Oct 10, 2014 near Pine, CO
Marmot Passage has great downhill in both directions.
Sep 7, 2017 near Bailey, CO

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Sep 20, 2020
Tim K
With Dan
Jun 21, 2020
Patrick Burns
Like most in the area: scenic and fun but fairly old skool. Never get into the groove for long.
Aug 10, 2019
Jake Bush
With Steph 2.4mi
Jun 23, 2019
Robert Lee
Sep 1, 2018
Steve Love
Aug 28, 2018
Cass G.
May 27, 2018
Katie Purdy
Sep 10, 2016
David Oyler
The approach was on the Staunton Ranch trail and was fun, until it became just a logging road. The Marmot Passage was steep and technical in spots