Marion Mine Route to Cisneros Trail

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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
8 days ago

hiking
13 days 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
21 days 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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30 days 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
1 month 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
2 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.

3 months ago

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

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3 months ago

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

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rocky
3 months ago

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11 months ago

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.

hiking
11 months ago

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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11 months ago

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...

hiking
11 months ago

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

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Friday, August 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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Thursday, August 30, 2018

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

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Saturday, August 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!!

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Great trail, lots of nice views.

Sunday, July 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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Fun with son

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Monday, November 27, 2017

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

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Tuesday, September 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.

Tuesday, August 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

Monday, July 24, 2017

Lush forest, beautiful expansive views and wild strawberries, along with numerous flowers, moss and trees. Easy to hike and the mine visit was well worth the extra short distance...plan to do this again soon! Restroom facilities at trailhead.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Followed this trail up to Marion Mine. The trail is almost 100% uphill for the first 1.5 miles and all uphill to Marion Mine. Cool hike but be prepared that if you take a little one you will be carrying the entire way.

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Sunday, July 09, 2017

Rather steep and rocky, loose from ATV traffic. I went about 3 miles to the top before the trail headed down the other side. Limited views.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Steady incline up an access road. Challenging mostly because of the altitude but not a difficult trail. Scenic through aspen groves and woods. We went on a weekend day in late June and there were hardly any other people. I highly recommend going to the Marion Mine - after you pass through an aspen grove there will be a sign to turn left and continue on the Cisneros trail. If you instead go straight, you can go to an old gold and silver mine. On the left on the way there you'll pass a cabin that was the old general store in the late 1800s - so cool! We met the owner who bought and restored the cabin and also owns the mine but generously let's people go visit.

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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Beautiful, well groomed trail. Easy to access. Took the detour to Marions Mine...highly recommend.

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