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Glassier OS Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (7)

This trail provides up/down access on modern singletrack through Glassier Open Space to Crown BLM.


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Map Key

2.0

Miles

3.2

KM

Singletrack

7,280' 2,219 m

High

6,596' 2,011 m

Low

684' 208 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Not Allowed

Features -none-

Winter seasonal closure for all uses Dec. 1 through May 15 (reopening May 16). No dogs allowed on Glassier OS Access Road or Glassier MTB/Equestrian Trails. No motorized vehicles.

Description

Climb or descend this trail to connect with nearby Crown BLM routes. You'll encounter thick oak brush and sage meadows along with some trailside cactus on a machine built trail that repeatedly kisses the edge of the red rock cliffs to the east. You'll find some of the best mid-valley views available along the cliff edge, overlooking the agricultural fields below with high elevation mountain views off in the distance.

The trail currently ends awkwardly at a dirt road. A major extension of the Buckhorn Traverse to this point will fix that awkwardness in 2017. In the meantime, take this dirt road downhill (north), and make a left to get to BLM Glassier to 8324 Route, which will get you to Buckhorn Traverse.

RFMBA advocated for this trail during the Glassier Open Space's management plan and helped design the alignment. While it's in Eagle County, we can thank Pitkin County Open Space and Trails for managing this property, funding the trail build, and hiring Singletrack Trails to get 'er done in 2016!

Contacts

Shared By:

Mike Pritchard with improvements by Taz Brown

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Leaving Glassier Open Space, starting down Buckhorn Traverse on BLM land.  Roaring Fork Valley floor is to the right.
Aug 2, 2017 near El Jebel, CO

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