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Level: Advanced
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +72/ -582 ft
Total: 42 riders

Mountain Biking Boy Scout Trail

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#173 of 1,363 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#1,260 in the world

For the first mile from Doc's the trail is mostly 4-wheel drive rutted hell. The ascent is pretty steep and requites some hiking. Start at the Doc Holliday trail head, ride to the cemetary and then head straight across to a gate. You will then come to a cattle gate which you will have to climb around. No biggie. The next 3/4 of a mile is rigorous but worth it. At the mile point you'll come to a meadow and a nice view of Sopris. Hang a left and follow the road to single track. This will lead you home. Follow the rolling single track a few miles until you get to a fork. This is where you officially meet up with boy scout. Hang a left or else you'll end up at Hubbard's Cave. The rest is all down hill and somewhat technical. This trail will take you to 9th and Palmer, approxamately 4 blocks north, and 1 block East of where you started. You can then drop straight down to Bennett and ride the 4 blocks back up to your wagon. This is the best trail in Glenwood.

First added by Jamie3233 on Aug 15, 2008. Last updated May 9, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The "legal" way to do this trek is to ride up Red Canyon Road on your bike or a shuttle. To do this take Highway 82 South towards Aspen until you get to Buffalo Valley/Beau Jo's. Hang a left on Red Canyon Rd and go up almost 2 miles. This route is 2 miles. The preferred route is to take Doc Holliday's trail up through a small stretch of private, meeting up with the Boy Scout. To get to Doc's take a left on 13th off of Grand/82 and then left on Bennett. The trailhead is well marked.

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Q: Anybody ride it since 10/08/16? Is it dry & rideable?