Marshall Valley

Boulder County, Colorado

Distance0.1mi
Elevation Gain41ft
Trailhead Elevation5,514ft
Top5,549ft
Elevation Min/Max5510/5549ft
Elevation Start/End5514/5514ft

Marshall Valley

Marshall Valley is a hiking and biking trail in Boulder County, Colorado. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 5,514 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 41 feet. This trail connects with the following: Mesa Valley Trail.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Boulder (Falcon Guides)
Tracy Salcedo-Chourre
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"Once the site of extensive coal mining activity, Marshall Mesa now harbors prairie grasses (and prairie dog colonies), wildflowers, a nice loop hike, and great Flatiron views." Read more
Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"This outing is most easily accomplished on a mountain bike but could also be hiked. It features some of the most stunning views of the Flatirons and Fountain-era rock formations on the western leg of the loop. As soon as you turn west, you will have panoramic views and varying scenery, including magnificent meadows. You can shorten the route by reversing course at any point and still have a satisfying day." Read more
Best Trail Runs: Denver, Boulder, & Colorado Springs (Falcon Guides)
Adam W. Chase, Nancy Hobbs, Peter Jones
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"From the trailhead, head south (up) on a short climb to where Coal Seam Trail meets Marshall Valley Trail. Stay on Coal Seam to an area that feels like you are running on Moab’s slickrock. Coal Seam converges with Community Ditch Trail near an underpass that brings you under CO 93, heading west, with Eldorado Canyon beckoning you as you cruise along the ditch on a flat, fast path." Read more
Afoot & Afield: Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Rocky Mountain National Park (Wilderness Press)
Alan Apt and Kay Turnbaugh
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"This is a relatively short, easy stroll or ride through pretty, rolling grasslands and hills, with an amazing backdrop of the Flatirons foothills on the way back, with snowcapped peaks in the distance. It is a short route for a family hike, or an easy mountain bike outing." Read more

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9/2/2015
Starts out a single track some what rocky but not to technical, then becomes very open and exposed go early or late can get very hot,the loop I did was just over 16 miles ended the same it started, nice ride .
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5/9/2010
Pros: Nice family hike - my wife and I had 3 kids (ages 8, 6, 3) and our dog along with us. This is one we'll be doing again. Cons: a lot of bikes that we had to watch out for.
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Trail Information

Boulder County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks Marshall Mesa/Greenbelt Plateau; Latitude 40° Boulder-Nederland Trails
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018