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Boy Scout Trail

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 3.9 (8)

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


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

73%

Runnable

7,334' 2,235 m

High

5,901' 1,799 m

Low

1,449' 442 m

Up

16' 5 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

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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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Shared By:

Jason Smith

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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Photos

A chilly evening run up to the top of the Boy Scout Trail. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 6, 2015 near Glenwoo…, CO
Looking west down the Glenwood Canyon from Boy Scout Trail
Sep 5, 2017 near Glenwoo…, CO
Michelle & Kylee find a good pace on Boy Scout Trail on a chilly April evening. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 3, 2015 near Glenwoo…, CO

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Dec 25, 2017
johnny blades
Dec 23, 2017
johnny blades
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