Boy Scout Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews
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Boy Scout Trail is a 5.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1899 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

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19 days ago

there were no signs a few feet into the start and we ended up going straight up the mountain. had never used the trail app before but turned it on after we had walked an hour at what felt like a straight vertical climb. We finally found the real trail which was to the left initially and the walk down was incredible! Do take fruit and water and sunscreen.

hiking
22 days ago

I really liked this trail. Definitely wear a hat and take plenty water as not a lot of shade farther up, but beautiful. We were the only ones on the trail that day. Where my profile pic was taken.

27 days ago

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1 month ago

Started at 12th and Palmer going counter-clockwise on the route. The first third was not marked so there was a bit of route finding.
Went in mid-April and only came across other hikers as I ended. Great views throughout. Minimal shade, so an earlier start and additional water in the summer would be required.

hiking
11 months ago

Awesome hike! Sparsely shaded but the views were the best for that area!! We did this hike on a Wednesday in July and loved that it wasn't crowded at all. Also, if you want to loop back into town go right when you come to the "T". It won't have an arrow pointing in that direction but a local suggested it and went well for us since we parked right by the trail head.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

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Sunday, May 06, 2012

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

We hiked part of this trail last weekend. Not busy at all and didn't see any mountain bikers. Lots of uphill climbing but great views of Glenwood. It levels out towards the top. We hiked for about 2 hours and from what we can tell it was about 2.5 miles and 1000' elevation gain. Hit up the Brewpub and then the hit springs to finish out the day.