Marion Mine Route to Cisneros Trail

MODERATE 91 reviews
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Marion Mine Route to Cisneros Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rye, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,030 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Directions from Lake Isabel Recreation Area: The trail begins at the Cisneros Trailhead, in Lake Isabel Recreation Area, across from Spruce and Ponderosa Group campgrounds.

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rocky
3 months ago

Excellent afternoon hike with my pup!! Miss my hiking bud Mark!!

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3 months ago

This is a delightful trail. It takes you through a wonderful Aspen canopy. Only about half of the Aspens have turned as of the date of this review. My guess is that this coming weekend and early next week will be peak color.

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3 months ago

gorgeous scenery-the aspen are beginning to change and the landscape was gorgeous! quiet and peaceful-we only encountered a few people on our way back down. make sure to walk up past the abandoned mine and enjoy the serenity of the lovey waterfall.

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rocky
3 months ago

This is a great trail. My wife and I hike this trail often. The only reason I’m posting today is say that next weekend should be a great weekend for fall colors. This trail has some beautiful Aspen canopies. This morning about half of the Aspens were yellow. The Marion Mine trail is not well marked. The trailhead starts out as the Cisneros trail. Near the halfway point the trail splits. To proceed to the mine, stay to the right at the fork. There is also a nice waterfall at the end, however it is not obvious. To locate it, follow the trail up to the back side of the mine. Continue past the mine and as you near the trees you will hear the waterfall.

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rocky
4 months ago

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rocky
4 months ago

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4 months ago

This is a definetly a quiet and beautiful hike. I would strongly recommend going when the leaves change. Slightly confusing when reaching the fork in the road, but other then that smooth sailing all the way up.

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rocky
4 months ago

Trail was great. Took 4 kids and took us about 4hrs up and back. we stopped at the top and went to look at waterfalls. It was amazing!!! I would bring my scouts up. It is rocky in places so watch your footing.

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5 months ago

didn't actually get to do the trail as to get into this area of San Isabel national park you need to pay a fee. it's $7 cash or check only and we didn't have any on us. just wanted to give yall a heads up. the entire surrounding area is beautiful though!

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rocky
5 months ago

Nice trail. The cabin near the end is on private property. The mine is pretty cool. There is a stream running next to the trail for the last quarter of the hike. Several great viewing areas on the way up.

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rocky
7 months ago

This is a nice day-hike; lots of shade, beautiful views, cascades, and an abandoned mine at the end. However, it’s mislabeled. This is the Marion Mine Route that veers off the Cisneros Trail #1314 at the intersection with the St Charles Trail and parallels Amethyst Creek. It also skirts or even crosses private property: about 600 meters from the mine, there’s a holiday cabin between the creek and trail with a “no trespassing” sign posted on the deck. The actual Cisneros Trail continues to the West/Southwest (left) at the fork with the St Charles Trail, crosses Amethyst Creek, then crosses Greenhorn road at about 5.1 miles and terminates at FSR637 for a total of 10.4 miles.

7 months ago

Great trail! Cool cliffs and old building near the end.

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7 months ago

Nice trail! A lot of uphill. Cool cabin and old mining at the end.

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rocky
8 months ago

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Mon Sep 24 2018

This is a beautiful trail. The trees are starting to change, which gives it an enchanting feel. My 15 year old and 8 year old loved it. We did not make it to the mine, so maybe next time.

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Sun Sep 23 2018

Did this trail on 9/22/2018 with my wife and daughter and it the aspens were spectacular! I would call it moderate in some spots only because of the rocks on the trail. We took the St. Charles trail for about a half-mile but it got too steep.

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Sun Sep 23 2018

This trail is beautiful! My 15 year old and 8 year old loved it. The trees are starting to change colors, which gives it an enchanting feel...

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Sun Sep 16 2018

Great trail a little steep at first but well worth it in the end. Spectacular views and a beautiful creek.

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Fri Aug 31 2018

it's a pretty good hike. lots of lose rocks and inclines. if you want to do the entire trail to the east trail head it's about 8-10 miles round trip. nice views

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Thu Aug 30 2018

Can’t wait to return in a couple of weeks when the aspen turn - beautiful!

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Sat Aug 25 2018

TH located inside San Isabel Forest. $7 Park Fee. Not always an attendant to give change so bring exact $ to put into the envelope. Hike starts out steep but the reward is on the down hill side of hike. Stream is running and in 2 weeks the Aspen Trees will be turning. Gorgeous hike!!

ohv/off road driving
Sun Jul 22 2018

Great trail, lots of nice views.

Sun Jul 22 2018

Everything you want on a hike. It is rocky so for me poles helped. Overall great hike. Only saw two people as I was getting off the trail to leave.

Tue Jul 10 2018

lots of loose rocks since it is ATV trail but nice scenic views.

Wed Jun 13 2018

Fun with son

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Mon Nov 27 2017

Great trail, easy to follow. Steep for 1st mile or so, but rewarding views all throughout.

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Tue Sep 12 2017

Awesome trail! There are a lot of Aspen trees and wildflowers. It was an intense upward climb at the beginning, so good to be prepared. We continued to Marion Mine and it was so worth it! Really cool to see the Mine and if you hike over some rocks on the left and follow the water you'll find a waterfall.

Tue Aug 29 2017

Really fun trail! Beautiful views, tons of Aspen groves and wildflowers. We hiked this trail just for the Marion Mine, and it was absolutely worth it. Really neat to see the structures still standing, and the waterfall above the mine. Trail is well marked, decent elevation gain and well maintained. You do have to enter the Lake Isabel area and they charge a $6 day usage fee so come equipped with cash for parking

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