Marvine #1823


Marvine and West Marvine Trail vicinity map.

Marvine and West Marvine Trail vicinity map.

The trail along Marvine Creek in an open meadow.

The Marvine Trail crosses a meadow just south out of the parking area, climbs a short incline and then enters the Flat Tops Wilderness after .5 mile. The trail follows Marvine Creek through a narrow valley for .5 mile, then breaks into wide, grassy meadows flanked by aspen, spruce and fir. At 4 miles above the trailhead, the trail comes to Slide Lake. As the trail fords the creek at Slide Lake, the valley narrows with small parks between stands of aspen and mixed conifers. Six miles from the trailhead, it reaches lower Marvine Lake. The trail again fords the stream and follows the east side of the lake to upper Marvine Lake. Above the lakes, the trail enters a spruce and fir forest and climbs rapidly for 4 miles onto the Flat Tops Plateau, where it meets the Oyster Lake Trail (#1825) 10.8 miles from the Marvine Trailhead.

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At a Glance

Usage: Medium-Heavy
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply in Flat Tops Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO
Water: Intermittently along trail. Treat all water before consuming.
Restroom: Vault toilets near the trailhead at Marvine Campground
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District, 970-878-4039

General Information


From Meeker, CO take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right (east) on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 28 miles. Turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 12 and go 6 miles to the Marvine Trailhead parking area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking


Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
10.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
8171' - 10955'