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Boy Scout Trail

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 3.9 (8)

Efficient burn & awesome views reward as you ascend from Glenwood Springs.


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Map Key

2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

7,334' 2,235 m

High

5,901' 1,799 m

Low

1,449' 442 m

Up

16' 5 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

37%

Max Grade (21°)

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Description

Boy Scout Trail begins right from the eastern terminus of 8th Street just a few blocks from downtown Glenwood Springs. Park there or nearby & start heading uphill! The trail climbs steeply at times. Though there will be no cliffs below you, the trail navigates a steep scree hillside during the most rigorous sections. Expect some loose footing at times.

Just when the trail mellows out on a sagebrush plateau 1,500' above Glenwood, you'll soon come to a T-Intersection with the Lookout Mountain Trail.

You have options to extend from here, or just enjoy the views & call it good with a quick out and back.

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Jason Smith

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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  3.9 from 8 votes
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#770

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#8,606

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Photos

Looking west down the Glenwood Canyon from Boy Scout Trail
Sep 5, 2017 near Glenwoo…, CO
A chilly evening run up to the top of the Boy Scout Trail. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 6, 2015 near Glenwoo…, CO
Michelle & Kylee find a good pace on Boy Scout Trail on a chilly April evening. Photo by Ann Driggers
Apr 3, 2015 near Glenwoo…, CO

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Jun 30, 2020
Erin Andersen
Added trail (where it splits to the right) and ended at Doc Holliday's grave trail 7mi — 3h 16m
May 23, 2020
Kyle Miller
Mar 17, 2020
John RL
Mixed conditions today...some dry segments but mostly stretches of melting packed snow and some mud.
Sep 29, 2019
Andrew Marsh
Jun 15, 2019
Lexi Labonte
2.4mi — 9h 00m
May 3, 2019
Landyn Mills
6.8mi — 3h 45m
Apr 28, 2019
Sherlock Ho
Mar 20, 2019
Sofia Schwager
2mi — 3h 00m