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Boy Scout Trail

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 4.1 (18)

Also known as Scout Trail, this gem has excellent views above Glenwood Springs and is best ridden downhill.


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Map Key

2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

Singletrack

7,334' 2,235 m

High

5,899' 1,798 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,434' 437 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

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Description

In comparison to the adjacent mellow grades of Forest Hollow Trail, Boy Scout Trail (also known as "Scout Trail") is a rip-roaring downhill that will make the most use of your brakes. While some hardy folks do ride/push up from town, it's best enjoyed as the final (downhill) segment of a Forest Hollow and Scout Loop.

From the top of the trail, it 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 trail, often just around a blind corner.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Bruce Lewis and 1 other

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 18 votes

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  4.1 from 18 votes
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#358

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#4,342

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Boy Scout Descent - Glenwood Springs
Jun 11, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Wulfsohn Mountain Park trails are located on the gentle slopes above the Glenwood Springs Community Rec. Center and the Glenwood Meadows shopping center.  Photo credit: Two Rivers Trails.
May 7, 2015 near Glenwoo…, CO
Looking back across the ravine at the Boy Scout Trail.
Apr 23, 2017 near Glenwoo…, CO
Rocks on Boy Scout
Aug 15, 2018 near Glenwoo…, CO
Great views of Glenwood from above!
Jun 20, 2013 near Glenwoo…, CO

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May 18, 2020
Dave Manago
So good!!! NOTE: when it's time to descend, go slow down the utility road from the last intersection. the singletrack is on the left and hard to see 21mi — 3h 00m
Aug 1, 2018
Mark Solari
105mi
Jun 10, 2018
Dan Casey
Hiked up and rode down. Pretty amazing trail and views. Some steep sections with exposure on fairly loose scree. 2mi
Nov 19, 2016
Stephanie Striefel
snowy up top, not many hikers; drier on the steep parts; fun rocks to jump over, so fun! 2.5mi