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Beautiful Colorado Scenery and Attractions near Marble


Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. When you stay at Crystal Mountain Ranch, you are close to a host of natural beauty. These idyllic spots are great for photographers, both amateur and professional. Narrowing down where to visit can be tricky because there is just so much to see. Our guide can point you to some of the most beautiful places in Colorado near Marble, all of which are begging to be photographed.
Crystal Mill

- Distance from us: on-site

Before venturing into the Colorado backcountry, spend some time at the Crystal Mill. The iconic mill opened in 1893 and utilized the Crystal River. Today, the mill stands as a testament to the history of ghost town Crystal City. The backdrop for the mill includes beautiful mountainscapes and the rushing Crystal River. This is a great place to start your scenic journey.


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- Distance from us: 5.8 miles
- Address: 213 W. Park St. Marble, CO

The Town of Marble got its name from the old mill in town that produced marble for a variety of landmarks such as the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Lincoln Memorial. The mill closed in 1941. The park is a 25-acre historic site that features large marble pillars and other remains from the mill. These provide guests with a great place to take photographs of a piece of Marble history. It's important to note that removing anything from the park is illegal.

Colorado Wildflowers and Wildlife

Once the snow has melted and the summer sets in, the Crystal River Valley becomes a truly beautiful place. This is, in large part, thanks to the abundance of wildlife and wildflowers. Some of the various flowers you'll see in the area include fairy slippers, orchids, pink elephants, skyrockets, columbines, coneflowers, sunflowers, daisies, giant larkspur and many others. The peak of the season is mid-July to mid-August. Guests can also see a wide array of wildlife such as deer, elk, bears and many kinds of birds. See how many species and flower types you can capture on your camera.

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Elk Mountains near Marble

Mountains play a key part in the Colorado scenery and there are plenty around Marble that make for some gorgeous photographs. Nearby peaks include Sheep Mountain, Whitehouse Mountain, Ragged Peak, Ragged Mountain and Chair Mountain. If you're looking to venture further out, be sure to visit the Maroon Bells, Snowmass Mountain and Mt. Baldy, among a host of others. These mountains are all unique and gorgeous. Don't forget to grab a picture while visiting.