Gloss Mountain State Park
Gloss Mountain State Park

Gloss Mountain State Park

Address:
North of Fairview off Hwy 412
Fairview, OK 73737
Park Office:
580-227-2512
Office Fax:
580-227-2513
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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, guests can enjoy the Cathedral Mountain hike from sunrise to sunset. The spectacular scenery makes this a truly unique Oklahoma state park.

Park facilities include a restroom, pavilions, picnic areas, grills and public water supply. The mountain's popular trail 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 morning or afternoon hike, 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.

Trek up to the summit of Gloss Mountain State Park in Fairview. Photo by Lori Duckworth/Oklahoma Tourism.
Explore the rocky terrain and unique land geography of Gloss Mountain State Park. Photo by Shane Bevel.
Take in views of the shiny Selenite scenery at Gloss Mountain State Park. Photo by Lori Duckworth/Oklahoma Tourism.
See unique geological formations at Gloss Mountain State Park in Fairview. Photo by Megan Rossman/Oklahoma Tourism.

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Last Updated: May 21st at 10:47am

Hours

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