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Glassier OS Access Road

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 649' 198 m
Descent: -28' -9 m
High: 7,106' 2,166 m
Low: 6,461' 1,969 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)

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No Dogs
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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

An access road to BLM Crown routes, though agricultural fields and up a steep ranching road.

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Glassier OS recreation routes are seasonally closed to public use from Dec. 1 through May 15 (opens May 16). No dogs or motorized vehicles allowed.

Description

The Glassier Open Space provides a new way to access the Crown BLM lands above El Jebel, CO. Follow the route on cinder pathway and semi-paved road through agricultural fields. Make a sharp left at the base of the red rock cliff band and continue straight up the doubletrack road. At this point, you can jump onto the new singletrack Glassier OS Trail.

You may find a few hike-a-bike sections as you climb through high mountain desert terrain. Expect scrub oak, sage fields, cactus patches, pinion, and juniper. The road is a fast way back down to the valley floor.

While this open space is in Eagle County, it's managed by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. While the steep doubletrack will remain open into the future, a new parallel singletrack trail is scheduled to be constructed summer 2016 that will be a much better way to experience the property by bike.

Use this route to connect with Buckhorn Traverse via BLM Glassier to 8324 Route.

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