Marshall Mesa Trail
For nearly 80 years, beginning in the mid-1800s, Marshall Mesa was the site of a huge coal mining operation. Walking through the peaceful prairie that thrives on the mesa today, such activity is difficult to imagine, but traces of the mines remain, and interpretive signs along the trail describe the history—and the controversy—of the mining operations. The trail itself is pleasant and easy, winding up through a blooming grassland to the Community Ditch, which you follow to the shores of privately owned Marshall Lake. From much of the trail, views spread west to the Flatirons, but are curtailed to the east by the undulations of the high plains. Much of the trail is shared with mountain bikers; be aware of, and courteous to, these other trail users.
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Trail Statistics & Information
|Elevation Gain||180 ft|
|Season||Best spring to fall|
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