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Morning Gloria

Intermediate
 4.5 (37)

A new 4-mile trail that connects the top of Quarry Mountain with Lupine.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Singletrack

8,179' 2,493 m

High

7,361' 2,244 m

Low

818' 249 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

This newly made (summer 2014) trail connects Lupine to the top of Quarry Mountain. Due to the very mellow grade and tons of sharp switchback turns, this trail is probably better ridden up than down, but it is certainly fun in either direction!

It also passes through some beautiful forest terrain. Pines, aspen, ferns, and all kinds of lovely forest smells await you.

Since it is a new trail and fun to ride, it can get quite busy on weekends.

If it's been dry for a while, expect the switchbacks on this trail to be covered in deep "moondust" dirt.

Contacts

Shared By:

Jeff Ruhle

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 37 votes

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  4.5 from 37 votes
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Photos

Quarry Mountain climbs to the top of Emerald Mountain through big aspens
Jun 25, 2014 near Steambo…, CO
View of Steamboat Springs from Lupine trail.
Jun 17, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
View of Steamboat Springs from Lupine
Jun 14, 2020 near Steambo…, CO
View from Emerald Mountain snowbiking.
Apr 9, 2018 near Steambo…, CO
One of the many awesome aspen groves on this trail.
Aug 10, 2016 near Steambo…, CO
Root Canal is definitely more fun than Lane of Pain.
May 16, 2017 near Steambo…, CO

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Sep 12, 2020
M K
Jul 25, 2020
Ilya Chernyakhovskiy
Jul 24, 2020
Matthew Plott
Jun 19, 2020
Connor Parish
Arguably the most beautiful climb ever, Morning Gloria weaves through what can only be described as an enchanted forest filled with aspens and ferns. 4mi — 0h 49m
May 21, 2020
Daniel Buri
4mi
Apr 3, 2019
Bill Hoffman
Sep 22, 2018
Mark Carleton
I did this as part of a Lupine / Morning Gloria / Quarry Mountain / Little Moab / NPR loop. The whole trail is good. This was my favorite part. 4mi
Sep 11, 2018
Raúl Gross

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