Boy Scout Trail - Trail, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Boy Scout Trail - Trail, Glenwood Springs, Colorado

DESCRIPTION

Head south on Hwy 82 1/2 mi south of mile marker 3. Turn left on Red Canyon Rd. Climb 3 miles to County 120 and turn left. Climb 1 1/2 miles to parking lot on right proceed to back of lot and pickup 4wd road. ( Optional car shuttle here for slackers or Huffy riders) Climb about 2-3 miles through a saddle and descend 1/4 mile to to a left down Bear Canyon. If you go right up a steep hill you can go to Hubbard Cave Trail (a serious adventure in itself). After 1/2-1 mile look for single track trail head onleft.THE BOY SCOUT TRAIL! 8 1/2 miles of single track on the south rim of Glenwood Canyon ending in a seriously steep one mile descent with cool switch backs and dizzying steeps. Back in town soak up some brew and walk over the bridge to the hot springs pool.

USER REVIEWS

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[Mar 12, 2012]
RIVER29
Weekend Warrior

Great ride, great views, all around winner. I grew up near here and use to ride this a couple times a week. While most of the ride is not technically difficult the last mile or so will challenge some riders with steep silty terrain. The rest of the ride is easy pedaling but once you hit the single track the consequences of losing your line and going off trail can be dire. I have taken beginners on this ride without serious injury but as I look back and watch a wobbly riders make their way down the narrow single track I can't help but fret that they might go off the down hill side and tumble for a 1000'+ in some places. For this reason I recommend that all riders feel very comfortable riding narrow off camber single track but don't necessarily have expert skills.

Customer Service

Up Doc' Holidays Grave, Traverse the fire roads up to the jeep trails, turn left out of Bear Creek, end at the Glenwood Canyon Brew Pub for a beer.

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Mushroom Rock

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
[Jun 01, 2010]
pocgnikcuf
Weekend Warrior

Rode this on the way back to denver from a fruita trip. Tight narrow singletrack, in the forest 90% of the time. Great ride, worth the effort, a must ride if in the area

Customer Service

90 minute climb to the goods, then 8 miles of rolling singletrack back to town.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 07, 2009]
jpcoll01
Weekend Warrior

Rode this trail last week, the exposure is moderate at best, not scary like some of the reviews above make it sound (and I am from the midwest where there is pretty much no exposure) Bottom line, this is a great trail, if you're going to be in Glenwood ride it, the climb isn't bad, all dirt road so just start downtown and ride the whole thing. Great trail, great fun. Also, rode this on a hardtail with 80mm travel in the front, no worries at all, actually kept me slow enough to enjoy the amazing views of Glenwood Canyon

Customer Service

Start downtown and hit the Rio Grande Trail, when you get to Red Canyon Road cross the road and start the long climb up. Once you hit the actual Jeep road at the parking lot it is .73 miles to the singletrack on your left, another half mile or so and then another left turn onto singletrack....enjoy

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 18, 2005]
makaha
Weekend Warrior

Just rode it for the first time this season yesterday. Overall the trail is in good shape; lots of snow if you come from the south (lower loop, "cabin") approach but that shouldn't last. Seems like the whole trail got smoothed out a little bit over the winter but should get back to normal as it gets rode more. Would be easy to ride stright up the scout trail right now, rather than any of the Red Canyon loops, but the trail is clean and fast for the most part so watch out for folk coming down - just go ride the loops to get to the top, okay?

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 24, 2004]
MissingNW
Downhiller

Great Trail. My other review is written under Nick Hansch but here's a new photo. Also, to you lycra wearing cross country idiots; quit putting logs in the middle of the portions of the trail where it turns to steep downhill. Someone is going to assume that a path is clear and get very hurt. It's not responciple riding to attempt to hinder progression

Customer Service

Specified in my previous review.

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From the top of the trail, you can see a rough road heading slightly further up the hill towards the cell towers. Once about half way up the road, look to your left and you will see an awsome very steep, very technical trail that runs right down the west face of Lookout Mtn. This is one hell of a DH trail so don't go riding it with your seat up you butt.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 15, 2003]
tsaffvail
Cross Country Rider

The weather was great! We didn't really receive a warm welcome from the local Glenwoodians. People were constantly speeding up on the Hwy and the fireroads were full of rednecks! I think it was hunting season too. Rednecks with guns, oh joy! The scenery climbing up was nice, beautiful views of Mt. Sopris. On a hot day the climb would be miserable. There is a lot of exposure. I've heard about this trail for years. Once on the scout trail the singletrack is super buff! The trail was not as steep and technical as I had hoped. The last 1/2 - 1 mile are loose and steep. All in all it was a good ride. Watch out for the locals!

Customer Service

Same as listed. The scout trail singletrack can sneak up on you. Be alert!

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never ridden much in the Glenwood area. Rifle has some good singletrack. Also, check out Eagle country trails.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 14, 2003]
Nick Hansch
Downhiller

Long Live Long Trails! This is an epic downhill ride if you can get a buddy to shuttle you to the top. I usually get a ride up county road 120 (Just above Red Canyon on the left) all the way to the top. There are some radio and cell towers up there and that's where the actual trail starts. When you come to the end of the road, look for a picnic bench on the left. This is the trail head. Make damn sure you have some form of suspention befor you go bombing you bike down this thing. Full suspension or a beefy hard tail are ideal. Go very slow the first time around. The start of the trail is very loose, base ball sized chunks of rock. The trail has it's tame spots but make sure you don't get going to fast becouse chances are, there's something big just around the corner. There's also alot of exposure towards the bottom of the trail. Don't take corners too fast or you'll be at the bottom of the mountain a little prematurly. Ouch! One last thing, there's nothing wrong with taking it slow but pull over for more advanced riders to make sure everyone enjoys their day.

Customer Service

Shuttle to the top and bomb down to 8th Street.

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Havien't found anything quite as epic but will let you know.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 06, 2003]
Kirby Bryant
Cross Country Rider

I lived in Glenwood for a year and rode this trail about 3 times week. I rode This trail from the bottom (in Town) up,and back. I found this to be the best way. You may have to hike-a-bike a little but that wouldn't kill you. The uphill mile is a little easier then Moad Rim Trail's uphill start. This is one trail you will not mind riding out & back. I have ridden alot of trails and I found this is one of the best.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 18, 2003]
Mike Edwards
Cross Country Rider

I just recently did this ride with the newly installed 03'Manitou black 100-120mm coil fork -the bike ripped it. Do the described route ascending from red canyon rd up to forest hollow trail- on around the canyon and down the scout trail. Forest hollow is 8 miles or so of some of the tastiest, ever flowing -pine needle carpet of a singletrack imaginable. This 16 inch wide path of goodness is strewn with intermittent views of Glenwood Canyon from the south rim..and just when you think: this must be the end, you find yourself descending down super steep, switchbacking off camber gnarly-rutted (but)flowing singletrack for well over a mile. With the gentle climb and the stellar views this trail has to be one of the all timers.

Customer Service

as above

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all of them

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 23, 2003]
pointtwofortythreeracing
Cross Country Rider

This is an excellent trail, it is very challenging. I usally ride the Scout trail as a downhill, i will start from the parking across the street from Brewpub and then ride up to the servise road next to the Doc Holidays graveyard, a pretty dificult climb but very rewarding. Then traverse across a sweet trail that leads into the scout trail. Now i have ridden this trail on every bike,from rigid single speed to 8inch travel downhill. it is awesome on both, the hikers keep it in descent condition, however it can be extremly dusty it is still sweet. If you are comfortable on the dowmhills you might need to hold back a bit, it might be difficult because you will be wanting more and more speed you don't want to be going 40 through a real narrow exposed trail. After riding this trail you will have a smile so big that youre ears will be wet.

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THe Cross, trail, start from the brewpub also and ride up the road up to lite up cross ontop of the mountain and has narly single track leading down.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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