Forest Hollow and Boy Scout Loop
ElevationAscent: 2,455' 748 m
Descent: -2,452' -747 m
High: 7,911' 2,411 m
Low: 5,724' 1,745 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“A beautiful ride that covers a variety of terrain and scenery along the rim of Glenwood Canyon.”— Mike Pritchard
The peace is eventually interrupted by a rip-roaring downhill section that is Boy Scout Trail. You quickly change your mindset as the trail begins to descend in a fast, steep and fairly technical manner. Many switchbacks and some sandy sections make for some hairy but fun moments. Exposure is common on this section so be careful. Also, watch your speed as hikers are abundant on this section.
In the end, you are rewarded with libations galore in the quaint downtown of Glenwood Springs.
Beautiful views, fun tacky singletrack and many wildflowers await. After about six miles, the real fun begins on the Boy Scout Trail descent to Glenwood Springs. At about mile 12 of the ride, you begin to descend into the town of Glenwood on a steep and sandy trail that can be very challenging in spots. There are tight switchbacks, rocky sections and numerous ledges that will get your adrenaline pumping.
Be careful here as this is a popular hiking destination, easily accessed from Glenwood so PLEASE respect other trail users (MOUNTAIN BIKES ALWAYS GIVE THE RIGHT OF WAY). The trail ends in a quaint neighborhood, close to downtown Glenwood. Cold beers and good places to eat await.