Marble Mill Site Park
The Crystal Mill
Surrounding Marble is the White River National Forest (2,285,970 acres or 3,571.8 sq mi). Marble is bordered on two sides by wilderness: The Raggeds Wilderness (64,992 acres, with 80 miles of trails) to the south and the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness (181,117 acres, with 100 miles of trails, 6 “fourteeners“, and 9 passes over 12,000 feet) to the north.
Major hiking trailheads around Marble include Yule Pass, Anthracite Pass, Raspberry Trail, Carbonate Creek Trail, Lost Trail, Silver Creek Trail, and Geneva Lake Trail (which interconnects with Trail Rider Pass, Buckskin Pass and Frigid Air Pass). For a description of these trails see our Hiking Trails page.
Marble Mill Site Park (pictured): Trails run through the ruins of the largest stone mill in United States history. It is not unlike visiting ruins in Greece and Italy – stone pillars and walkways show where the marble artisans used to work and lunch. Watch out for stairs! They don't always lead anywhere! The park also includes a public restroom, picnic tables, basketball court and frisbee golf.
Thompson Park: A town park with BBQs, picnic tables, a horseshoe pit with real horseshoes, and a rugged baseball field with backstop. Also, the historic town jail is at the west boundary of the park. Park your children in a real jail cell from the bad ol' west!
McKee Pond: A natural pond engineered by beavers. Their homes are an intricate network on the east side of the pond. McKee Pond houses trout, crawdads and salamanders. To the west is the iron-fenced grave marker of a traveler named McKee, who got sick and died there in the days of the old west. South of the pond is the Marble airstrip.