Gloss Mountain State Park

Gloss Mountain State Park North of Fairview off Hwy 412
Fairview, OK 73737

Phone: 580-227-2512
Fax: 580-227-2513
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***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

An hour west of Enid in the rural town of Fairview rests a true Oklahoma treasure: Gloss Mountain State Park.

The Gloss Mountains, sometimes called the Glass Mountains, have a high Selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior. Though there are no lodging or campsites located in Gloss Mountains State Park, there are plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas to enjoy from sunrise to sunset. The spectacular scenery makes this a truly unique Oklahoma state park.

***NOTICE*** To check on possible Oklahoma State Park closures due to high water, please click here.

An hour west of Enid in the rural town of Fairview rests a true Oklahoma treasure: Gloss Mountain State Park.

The Gloss Mountains, sometimes called the Glass Mountains, have a high Selenite content that mimics a shiny glass exterior. Though there are no lodging or campsites located in Gloss Mountains State Park, there are plenty of hiking trails and picnic areas to enjoy from sunrise to sunset. The spectacular scenery makes this a truly unique Oklahoma state park.

Park facilities include a restroom, pavilions, picnic areas, grills, public water supply and a handicap-accessible trail. Another of the mountain's popular trails runs from the parking lot to the top of Cathedral Mountain and across the mesa, offering a spectacular view of the valley floor and Lone Peak Mountain.

Miles of prairie floor stretch out as far as the eye can see, broken up only by the native red dirt and sparse green shrubbery. Buzzards and eagles loom overhead, while lizards and insects will become familiar friends along the rocky terrain. Bring a camera to capture the unique land geography, geological formations, Selenite gypsum, scenery and wildlife.

After a full day of hiking, head over to Gloss Mountain Outfitters where you can camp out at a tent site or bring your own RV. The Newton Ranch also offers tons of activities like horseback riding, hayrides, hiking and fishing. Whatever you choose to do on your stay, Gloss Mountain State Park is a must-see landmark.

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  • Facility Amenities: ADA Compliant, Grills, Handicapped Parking, Pets Allowed in Park, Picnic Area, Restrooms

  • General Information: Free admission

  • Group Amenities: Accommodates Tour Groups, Bus/Motorcoach Parking

  • On-site Activities: Hiking, Watchable Wildlife

  • Tour Information: Self-guided tours

Day

Open

Close

Sunday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Monday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Tuesday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Wednesday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Thursday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Friday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Saturday

7:00 am

9:00 pm

Vehicular traffic allowed 7:30am-5pm. Open daily for hiking and picnicking from sunrise to sunset.

From I-35, go west on Hwy 412 about 50+ miles to Orienta, then begin a scenic 24 mile drive. Gloss Mountain State Park is 5.5 miles west of Orienta on Hwy 412.

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From TravelOK.com Staff on 06/09/15

Tara, to see nearby options, please click 'Lodging within 15 miles' under the map feature on this page or call Major County Economic Development at 580-227-2512 and they'll give you some recommendations. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tara on 06/08/15

How can I find a hotel nearby?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 05/04/15

Andrew, please give Major County Economic Development a call at 580-227-2512, and they'll be able to give you more information about how to best proceed. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Andrew on 05/02/15

At the North end of the trail on the top of the mesa there was a fence preventing getting to the Northern most point on the Mesa. Is this for safety or showing the beginning of private property? I really wanted an unblocked view/photo of Lone Peak to the North.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/29/15

Patrick, it would definitely be a great place to take star trail pictures! Your best bet will be to call and ask the Major County Economic Development office for an exemption. Their number is 580-227-2512. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/29/15

Angie, yes, there will be a display set up at the park where you can get your passport stickers. If you have any questions, please call 580-227-2512. Thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Patrick Wine on 04/29/15

Hi, I will be traveling to the park in order to capture some star trail shots and some time lapse footage. Since the park closes at nine, is there any way I can stay on top of the mean peak until ten or eleven?


From Angie on 04/27/15

Is there a visitor's center in the park? We are collecting the passport stickers for the state parks this year! So just wanting to make sure the kiddos can get their sticker! Thanks.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 03/23/15

Chris, the most popular hiking trail will take you about 10 minutes to climb up to the top. Since it is a day use only park, you'll need to seek privately-owned lodging for an overnight stay. Some options include Gloss Mountain Outfitters, Heritage Inn and Plymouth Valley Cellars. You can find more information about each by using the search bar located at the top of this page. Have a great day and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Chris Isbell on 03/23/15

How long is the hiking trail? Are there any places to stay the night?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 09/22/14

Robin, the highest elevation at Gloss Mountain approaches 1,600 feet above sea level. Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Robin on 09/20/14

What is the highest elevation at Gloss Mtn?


From TravelOK.com Staff on 08/15/14

Jesus, sorry but there are no mountain biking trails at Gloss Mountain State Park. However, the area is great for hiking! To see what other state parks do offer mountain biking trails, please visit www.travelok.com/state_parks and check 'biking' under 'Park Activities.' Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Jesus Camarena on 08/14/14

Is there a trail that mountain bikes can be ridden?


From Luz Velez on 01/26/14

Me and my husband just passed trough the mountains but we have to stop to take a picture. The place is amazing.


From Veri on 06/02/13

Honestly, one of the most beautiful places in Oklahoma!


From Marilyn Ash on 04/26/13

What a surprise the Glass Mountains were--as we traveled toward Woodward--in mostly flat land where you could see for miles--all of a sudden there in the far distance arose this wonderful range of mountains. We were in awe. The closer we got they more marvelous they became. I had never heard of them and upon checking my Oklahoma map I found their name but not the reason for the name. We did not see the sign into the park. Don't know how we missed it. I took over 100 photos going West and more coming back home. Hopefully someday I will be back in that area and can find the park entrance and do some hiking.


From TravelOK.com Staff on 04/15/13

Tandy, we love Gloss Mountain State Park too! Thank you for letting us know about the flag, we've passed that information on to the appropriate department. Be sure to visit again soon! Best wishes and thank you for using TravelOK.com!


From Tandy Keenan on 04/13/13

Love this park! Great views of western Oklahoma. Can the U.S. Flag be replaced? It's very tattered and the bottom stripe was separated from the main body. I live out here and know the difficulties dealing with the wind, but the flag looks bad.


From Patricia on 04/01/13

Very interesting, with great views!! Off the beaten path but worth the drive.


From Forrest on 09/18/11

Unique spot in OK where one can have an enjoyable stretch of the legs. No buzzards to be seen, but there are vultures and more.


From Susan Osborne on 08/08/10

it was very interesting!! excellent view, and overall a nice place to go!


From Ashley on 03/10/10

small, unkept park, low funding i think, worth the visit because it is so unique. tie this in on a cool spring or fall day with alabaster caverns but don't go in the heat of the summer, there is no natural shade at this park and the red dirt doesn't help that situation. definetly stop to take a look around at the gpsym rock scattered everywhere.


 
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