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Beautiful History!

If you're into photographing old barns or mills, this stop is for you! Postcard perfect destination!

Reviewed December 18, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Gorgeous location, in the midst of the fall aspen colors

One of our favorite 4wd roads during the peak of aspen fall color period. An exciting trip in a... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Reviewed December 18, 2018

If you're into photographing old barns or mills, this stop is for you! Postcard perfect destination!

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank michellechambers000
Reviewed November 25, 2018

One of our favorite 4wd roads during the peak of aspen fall color period. An exciting trip in a full size pick up but eminently “doable” Two beautiful lakes encounters, and a wonderful barbecue place at the end of the trail!

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Ron1733
Reviewed November 16, 2018

I'm an avid hiker, but next time I'd drive. We went very early so we missed most of the traffic going and saw a moose! But coming back, we stepped aside for lots of vehicles. A little anti-climatic for the most photographed place in CO....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed November 14, 2018

So I have seen the picture of this place and I always wonder where it was and wanted to see it in person. I asked around and nobody seems to know. But my recent visit, I was finally able to find it. Ok so its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank I_Fly_4U
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Crystal Mill is definitely a hidden gem of Colorado. You MUST have a 4x4 vehicle to make the trek though, oir you can hire the Jeep Tours in Marble to take you up. We personally stayed at on of the 8 cabins up there and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Michele C
Reviewed November 2, 2018

A longtime subject of postcards and calendar covers, the Crystal Mill may the consummate picture of Colorado's rustic past. Also known as the Sheep Mountain Powerhouse or Lost Horse Mill, the photogenic building was constructed in 1893 by promoters of the Sheep Mountain Mining Company....More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The views are stunning all the way from Marble to Crystal, where the old mill sits on a rocky outcropping above the North Crystal River. It's accessible only by 4WD with high ground clearance, preferably a short wheelbase-- so a Jeep or a Land Cruiser...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MunichEricJ
Reviewed October 4, 2018

A great photo location but not easy to reach. It's about 6 miles outside the small town of Marble, CO on this rocky, rugged, non-maintained, cliff hugging, 4 wheel drive only, one way road. You could get a 4WD and drive yourself but your not...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank StonebridgeDapper
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took the 3-hour jeep guided tour up to Crystal Mill on a perfectly beautiful fall day with a clear blue sky and non-stop sunshine. What a wonderful change of pace from Pittsburgh! The driver was a little slow, but you can only go so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dianeloverich
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Have to hike, or 4x4, its impressing, winter as summer, highly recommended in September, or spring. not hot and beautiful.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank RockiesLimo
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September 3, 2018|
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Response from Further_to_Fly | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of Colorado fall color sites on the web so Google some of them for some forecasts. Historically, mid to late September has been the peak time, with some color lingering into early October. Dry years tend to... More
June 5, 2018|
Response from Further_to_Fly |
Yes, you can get to the mill and beyond. The road is narrow, so a vehicle that bid will have occasional passing standoffs and underbrush scratches.