The town of Marble, Co. can say its claim to fame is haveing the largest single piece of marble ever quarried. Marble's economy was entirely dependent on the marble found here in the late 1800s. A 100-ton block, squared to 56 tons, created the Tomb of the Unknown Solider, and marble from local quarries were also used in the construction of the Lincoln Memorial. After a tragic flood and mudslide in 1941 that leveled Marble, the quarry has today reopened and continues to ship its famous stone internationally.
Convenient Beaver Lake is good for rainbow and brook trout fishing, while Yule Creek, flowing through town and over glistening white marble, supports plenty of cutthroats. Following the creek south will also lead you to the Yule Marble Quarry. Four-wheel driving is excellent in the area; one route to try is Schofield Pass, which heads east from Marble to the ghost town of Crystal, eventually entering Crested Butte through the backdoor.
Region: Southwest Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 147.9 miles from Boulder, 11.2 miles from Somerset, 19.4 miles from Snowmass Village, 19.9 miles from Crested Butte, 22.7 miles from Carbondale, 23 miles from Basalt
Elevation: 7960 feet
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