The Glenwood Canyon Bike and Pedestrian Path follows the winding course of the Colorado River between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero. The paved trail is easy going and heavily used by outdoor recreationists of all pursuits. The trail is closed in winter and sometimes into the spring when the water level in the Colorado River is high. There are plenty of resting areas, as well as picnic sites, restrooms and fishing access points.
Along this scenic trail through the river canyon you may spot wildlife, including a band of bighorn sheep introduced into the area in the early '90s. You will also see plenty of people floating this stretch of river, which also shares the corridor with Interstate 70.
Start the trail in Glenwood Springs just east of the Yampah Hot Springs and Vapor Springs. In town, you can also hook up with the Rio Grande Trail
, which heads south and east to Aspen.
To access the trail in Glenwood Springs, head for the Yampah Hot Springs & Vapor Caves (709 E 6th St). The trail begins just east of Yampah building. You can also park at the Art Center.
To access the trail in Dotsero, take I-70 to Exit 133. Take the frontage road on north side of the Interstate (heading west) to its end.
Local shuttles originating in Glenwood Springs are available for a fee for those wanting to do the trail only one way.
It is a very unique trail in that it interwines with Interstate 70 as it follows the Colorado River. It is a concrete trail that follow the river through the canyon. It is very close to the banks of the river in places and there are blind spots where ...