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Old 05-22-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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We will be visiting late September, is the Crystal Mill and Marble area worth visiting? Is there anything else in the area worth doing? Thanks.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:28 PM
 
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IMO absolutely worth visiting. The Jeep tour back to the mill is really cool. The aspen should be in all their glory at the end of September - great time to go.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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It's a gorgeous area. Be sure you have 4WD with good clearance.
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Old 05-22-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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Thank you, it was down to Crystal Mill or Maroon Bells, I think you have just made our decision easier,lol, will do Maroon Bells if there is time.
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:28 PM
 
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We will be leaving Colorado Springs early On a Thursday morning taking our time and driving over Independance Pass down into Marble, planning on arriving early evening in Marble, doing the jeep tour on Friday, then whatever else we can figure out in the evening,any suggestions? We are planning on staying at the Beaver Lodge. We will be getting up Saturday and driving back on interstate 70 into Denver, flying back home on Sunday, it will be a very full week,can't wait��
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Old 05-22-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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Yes, Marble is worth visiting, but for me the Maroon Bells are quintessential Colorado. To be that close to the Bells and not go would be a huge mistake. The pictures are gorgeous, especially in the Fall, but being there is so much better!

Driving over Independence Pass takes you into the center of Aspen. I suggest you park and walk around "downtown" before going north out of town. The Maroon Bells are on your way out of town; the turn-off is on the same highway that takes you to Carbondale. I know that access is limited to shuttles, but not sure of the schedule in September.
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:21 PM
 
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Be sure you have dinner before you get to Marble and bring along breakfast and snacks. I think there is only 1 place to eat in Marble, but it is very good BBQ Slow Groovin
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Old 05-22-2016, 05:48 PM
 
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Yep, just made my motel reservations tonight in Marble at the Beaver Lodge, the lady was very nice and helpful, she told me the last place to get anything would be around Carbondale, she told me they just had televisions put in the rooms recently, I am going to miss my internet though, will have to wait to post all those great Colorado pictures��
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Old 05-23-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Denver and Boston
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I was in Marble for an hour during the Winter 5 years ago, and did not see another person or moving car as I recall, thus have no opinion on how nice it is. But I did form the opinion that it is the most remote town with good access in Colorado. I have been to some that are difficult to get to even with a high profile 4 wheel drive.
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Old 05-23-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Beautiful area, also stop into the tiny idyllic village of Redstone, it's along the Crystal River about 13 miles out of Carbondale before the turn to go to Marble. It's quite lovely.

Redstone Colorado, near Aspen and Glenwood Springs, a National Historic District
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