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Marmot Passage Trail

 4.3 (15)

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

366' 112 m

Ascent

-523' -159 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

9,279' 2,828 m

High

8,867' 2,703 m

Low

Shared By Ian Eldridge

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All Clear 15 days ago
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A quick climb to stunning views, followed by a fun downhill section.

Ian Eldridge

Dogs Leashed

Features eMTB 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.

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Check-Ins

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
Sep 12, 2015
Ken Martinez

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  4.3 from 15 votes

#981

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  4.3 from 15 votes
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#177

in Colorado

#981

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Watch out for the unconsolidated pea gravel at the start... Aug 26, 2016

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