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Glassier OS Trail

Intermediate

Trail

2.0 mile 3.2 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 684' 208 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,280' 2,219 m
Low: 6,596' 2,011 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Mike Pritchard

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

Mike Pritchard

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

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!

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Sep 14, 2017
Jonathan Lowsky
Sep 13, 2017
Nathan Baier
Sep 2, 2017
Rachel Bowler
Start early AM
Jul 3, 2017
Domenic Policaro
4mi
May 30, 2017
Joe Gaspar
Meredith slays the uphill

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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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