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History
Courtesy Wikipedia
marble millThe town of Marble was first incorporated in 1899. Marble remains a statutory town within the state of Colorado as of 2007.

The Quarry
The town is noted as the location of a historic Yule Marble Quarry along the mountains that began operations in the late 19th century, and from which the town draws its name. The marble of the quarry is considered to be of exceptional quality and has been used for the Tomb of the Unknowns, as well as for parts of the Lincoln Memorial and civic buildings in San Francisco. It was also used for the construction of the Equitable Building, a historically important early skyscraper in New York City.

The quarry has enjoyed a renaissance since its acquisition in 2004 by Polycor, a Canadian-based dimension stone company. In spite of significant transportation costs, this high-quality stone is now exported in large quantities to Europe and Asia for transformation and use throughout the world, as well as being sold into the US market.

The community is located in a valley of the upper Crystal River along the Elk Mountains, accessible by a paved road from Colorado State Highway 133. Unlike most of Gunnison County, the town is located on the north side of McClure Pass, and is thus somewhat separated geographically from the rest of the county.

As of the census of 200
0, there were 105 people, 45 households, and 27 families residing in the town.

Helpful Vacation Area Information Links
Marble Tourism Association: Marble information including activities, attractions and recreation opportunities for all seasons.
Summit Canyon Mountaineering: Outdoor backcountry gear and equipment stores in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Right off the interstate. Stock up on your outdoor equipment needs on the way to the cabin.
The Colorado Vacation Directory - More Vacation Information of cabins, lodges, campgrounds, bed & breakfasts and fun things to do such as fishing, rafting, hunting & skiing, and a detailed regional Colorado map section.

Year Round Activities
Designated Historic District Walking distance
Designated Scenic/Historic Byway 10 minutes drive to the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
Museum Walking distance
Hot Mineral Springs 20 minutes drive
Golf Course 30 minutes drive
Art Gallery Walking distance
Photo Services and Supplies 15 minutes drive
Restaurants 15 minutes drive
Winter Activities
Downhill/Snowboarding Ski Area 60 minutes drive
Cross Country Skiing Trails Trails start on site
Snowshoe Trails Trails start on site
Snowmobile Trails Trails start on site
Ice Skating (outdoor) Skates Available Walking distance
Important area contact information:

Sopris Ranger District
620 Main Street Carbondale, CO 81623
(970) 963-2266

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Marble Colorado Vacation Rentals :: Marble Hideaway Cabin & Spirit Horse Lodge :: Charley & Carol Parker Proprietors
Hideaway Cabin: 461 West Main Street | Spirit Horse Lodge: 110 W. Marble St.
Proprietor's mailing address: 420 West Silver Street, Marble Colorado 81623; 970-963-1502.

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