Coal Seam, Community Ditch Trail, Marshall Mesa, Mesa Valley Trail

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Coal Seam, Community Ditch Trail, Marshall Mesa, Mesa Valley Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Marshall, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
200 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Very kid friendly. $5 parking unless park across road. Very short walk to trail. Lots of flowers and view is beautiful. Little to no shade. The trail is pretty and easy to follow, but can see the highway during most of it.

mountain biking
2 months ago

nice easy trail with options for more advanced nearby.

7 months ago

Good lunchtime ride. I dunno if the new fee is worth it otherwise. Not really a "destination."

hiking
10 months ago

Very kid friendly. $5 parking unless park across road. Very short walk to trail. Lots of flowers and view is beautiful.

10 months ago

Loved it. Easy hiking. Lot more friendly for Mountain biking. I did the north loop. The south is long and recommended for biking.

hiking
11 months ago

Easy hike with some good views, but there is little to no shade and you don't really get that feeling that you've escaped civilization, as there are buildings and roads visible for a good portion of hike. Nice hike if you just want a quick walk though, and my dog enjoys it! Will end up doing it again.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

My go-to hiking trail. Quick 3 miles, 50 minute hike.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Easy hike with easy parking and access. Little to no shade. The trail is pretty and easy to follow, but can see the highway during most of it. Nice hike when you are short on time and don't want to drive too far.

hiking
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beautiful one hour hike today.

hiking
Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Gorgeous loop with views of canals, the plains, mountains, etc. Great spot for a trail run, photo walk, hike, and a quick jaunt through local history.

mountain biking
Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Very free flowing trail and lots of fun. One of the trails that would make me wanna do it again! :)

Monday, October 24, 2016

This is my go-to trail run. it's just over 3.5 but you can add on more mileage at various locations where the trail meets up with other trails. Great views and awesome terrain.

walking
Friday, September 30, 2016

this is an awesome, easy trail just a few minutes from Boulder. it's flat/stable enough that i brought my mom here when she visited, and she walked it without trouble. if you're on foot, you will have a couple of close shaves with bike riders - why nobody uses their bells, I have no idea - but it's a pretty view and a really nice walk.

hiking
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Great easy going trail close to home. I have been here many times and it is very nice in all seasons, especially in spring when the fields are full of colorful wildflowers. My dog loves being off leash here, but be aware that cyclist may sneak up on you. I have also encountered some (surprisingly friendly) coyotes and grazing cattle in this area so make sure your dogs are within sight. Also some really interesting gold mining history if you read the signs and pick up a pamphlet at the trailhead :)

hiking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Good

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

A very doable hike with great views and not much elevation. The bicycles sneak up on you.

hiking
Sunday, April 19, 2015

I really liked hiking this trail - there was a lot of mountain bikers on the north and west sides, but pretty quiet with only runners on the south and east sides of the Marshall Mesa Loop trail (where its very flat). I did the entire 14.7mi loop starting from the marshall mesa trailhead.
You have to pay to park in this area, but I found a large free parking lot (weekends) across the street from the entrance to the Marhsall Mesa / Community Gulch trail head start area.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

did the Marshall Mesa Loop - Community Ditch, Coal Seam-3.3 miles, very easy loop. Time I went in Feb, really nothing to see, flat, brown & bare. Met couple of women riding horses. Maybe the trail looks better in spring/ summer.

trail running
Friday, October 04, 2013

Excellent running trail! Also connects with Doudy Draw

hiking
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

great trail for kiddos. there isn't a lot of shade in the summer though.

hiking
Monday, October 01, 2012

Fun trail, easy hike, would recommend. To bring the dogs

hiking
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Gorgeous trail for fall. A bit too open during summer, very little shade or water. Beautiful views of flat irons. Pretty wild flowers. LOTS of bikers using trail, but dogs can be off leash with green tag.

mountain biking
24 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

recorded Marshall Mesa Loop Trail

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