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"Marble Peak"

 
"Marble Peak"

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.03280°N / 107.1892°W

Object Title: "Marble Peak"

County: Gunnison

Activities: Hiking, Skiing

Elevation: 11314 ft / 3449 m

 

Page By: Brian Kalet

Created/Edited: Jan 23, 2006 / Jan 3, 2014

Object ID: 155335

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Overview

"Marble Peak" is located about two miles south of Marble, CO in central Colorado. Yule Marble Quarry is about one mile from the summit. "Marble Peak" is a popular destination for people living in the area. The East Bowl offers an excellent ski run of over 2,000 vertical feet with no approach! The East Bowl is an advanced ski descent rated as a II D5 R1 on the D Scale.
Marble Peak
Marble Peak from Whitehouse Mountain.
Check out these photos of skiing "Marble Peak".

Check out this article in Summit Daily News about skiing "Marble Peak". Free registration required.

From the summit, Alley Peak, Anthracite Peak, Ant Peak, Capitol Peak, Chair Mountain, East Ragged Peak, Elk Mountain, Hawk Peak, Mount Daly, Huntsman Ridge, McClure Pass, Mount Justice, Mud Peak, Purple Mountain, Raspberry Peak, Snowmass Mountain, South Mount Justice, The Kite, Thompson Peak, Treasure Mountain, Whitehouse Mountain and Yule Pass are visible.

Check out this interactive, panoramic summit view.

Skiing Marble Peak s East...
Skiing Marble Peak's East Bowl

Getting There

Drive Highway 133 from Paonia or Carbondale. Turn east onto a well-signed road leading to Marble on the north side of McClure Pass. Drive 6 miles to a stop sign in Marble. Turn right onto Quarry Road. Drive 2.6 miles and park at the base of Mud Gulch.

The Northeast Ridge is the safest winter route.
Marble Peak's Routes
Marble Peak's Routes: Red = Northeast Ridge, Blue = East Bowl.  Click to enlarge.


Sign located a few hundred...
This is the sign you'll see just after turning onto Quarry Road.

Red Tape

There is a lot of private property in this area. For more details refer toDawson's Guide to Colorado Backcountry Skiing, Volume 1.

"Marble Peak" is located in White River National Forest Aspen Ranger District.

Mountain Conditions

7 Day Forecast for Marble, CO

Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC)

Roaring Fork Avalanche Center

Camping & Lodging

I'm not aware of any camping in or around Marble, CO.

Lodging is available in Marble, CO.

Guide Book

Dawson's Guide to Colorado Backcountry Skiing, Volume 1

External Links

Lists of John

Images

Skiing Marble Peak\'s East...Just a few more kick steps...The summit in siteMarble Peak\'s East Bowl...Marble PeakSign located a few hundred...Ahh June we love thee
Marble Peak\'s RoutesRaspberry Peak from Marble PeakSkiing Marble Peak\'s East... Northeast Ridge : Red, East...