One of the most photographed spots in all of Colorado is the Crystal Mill at the ghost town of Crystal which lies just west of Marble along the jeep trail of Lead King Basin and Gothic Road and Scholfield Pass. Scholfield pass crisscrosses the mountains on the way to Crested Butte Colorado and is regarded as an extreme jeep trail, but it is not for the faint of the heart.
Beyond Marble and Redstone there are several off road trails that spider out across the western slope of Colorado. Jeep Tours are offered by Crystal River Jeep Tours, ATV rentals are available from RPS ATV and Snowmobile Rentals, you can also enjoy horse back rides from Outwest Guides.
Fishing and rafting
Fly fishing enthusiast enjoy the gold medal fishing in the Frying Pan River of nearby Basalt Colorado. This world renowned stream offers amazing catch and release fishing with unbeatable scenery. To beat the crowds of the Frying Pan there are countless rivers and lakes teaming with trout amongst the Crystal River. The only problem, choosing which fly to use!
Kayakers and rafters rejoice! Although the Crystal river is only raft-able during high run-off there is still plenty of rafting to be had in the Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys. Shoshoni near Glenwood Springs is a class III-IV in the run-off season and with many guides like, Blue Sky Adventures and Blazing Adventures offer amazing guided rafting trips. For those who Kayak, come in early spring and drop the waterfall under the Crystal Mill, one of the most photographed spots in all of Colorado.
Hiking and Biking
Marble, Redstone and the surrounding areas known as the Elk Mountain Range and the Raggeds offers some of the best hiking and mountain biking in the Colorado Rockies. With numberous trails ranging in elevation gain and several 14,000+ foot peaks in the area there are options forevery experince level. Many trails climb high over mountain passes, continue for miles connecting to adjacent towns like Snowmass, Aspen, Crested Butte and Carbondale. There are several scenic loops and day hikes as well. Almost all of these trails are open to mountain bikers as well as equestrian travelers. Biking downhill only more your pace? Check out Snowmass which offers over 50 miles of single track, lift accessed downhill biking.