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blueBlack Boy Scout Trail

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2.5 mile 4.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -1,434' -437 m
High: 7,334' 2,235 m
Low: 5,899' 1,798 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 24% (13°)

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

Mike Pritchard

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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.

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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

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