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Boy Scout Trail

 2 votes

2.4 Miles 3.9 Kilometers

 

73% 

Runnable

Singletrack

1,449' 442 m

Ascent

-16' -5 m

Descent

7,334' 2,235 m

High

5,901' 1,799 m

Low

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

All Clear

82 days agoUpdate

Efficient burn & awesome views reward as you ascend from Glenwood Springs.

Jason Smith

Overview

Features: Views — Wildlife
Dogs: Off-leash

Runner Notes

This trail is steep and somewhat exposed at times. This is a popular descent route for mountain bikers, so be on alert as they may be on the edge of control. This trail will cook during summer days. Ideal timing is Spring/Fall or early on Summer mornings/evenings.

Description

Boy Scout Trail begins right from the eastern terminus of 8th Street just a few blocks from downtown Glenwood Springs. Park there or nearby & start heading uphill! The trail climbs steeply at times. Though there will be no cliffs below you, the trail navigates a steep scree hillside during the most rigorous sections. Expect some loose footing at times.

Just when the trail mellows out on a sagebrush plateau 1,500' above Glenwood, you'll soon come to a T-Intersection with the Lookout Mountain Trail.

You have options to extend from here, or just enjoy the views & call it good with a quick out and back.

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Sep 4, 2017
Ben Nissley
Great run with some really steep sections. The views down the Glenwood Canyon as you climb make it worth it. 6.5mi

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