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Explore the best rated trails in Glenwood Springs, CO. Whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Atkinson Canal Trail and Midland Avenue Trail. With more than 13 trails covering 103 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Best Ride Ever!

October, 2022 by hokiesam78

My wife and I rode this today. Beautiful weather, perfect temperature. Gorgeous ride from Glenwood Springs up the canyon. Mild uphill grade for 12 miles (1540 elevation climb). Coming back you can almost coast all the way. This is my favorite ride now.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

From Glenwood Springs to the top and back

September, 2022 by gtedlarson1

We rode 16 miles up, with 950’ elevation gain, then 16 back down, and thoroughly enjoyed the easy ride next to the enchanting Colorado River. The canyon changed character as we rode. It was spectacular. We saw dozens of rafters engaging the rapids, along with calmer stretches. While it was fun being next to (and under) I-70, a few times the traffic noise was distracting. We enjoyed our time in Glenwood Springs in this Western Slope of Colorado, and recommend this trail, and the Rio Grande.

Rio Grande Trail

Aspen to Glenwood Springs

September, 2022 by gtedlarson1

This became one of our top ten trails around the country. We got on the RFTA bus in Glenwood Springs at the 27th Street bus stop for a 75 minute ride up to Aspen, with our bikes on the front bike holders. After exploring Aspen town, the ride down (mostly level valleys and 1% to 2% downhills) was an nice four-hour rail-trail ride covering 42 miles. Loved it!

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Rio Grande Trail

Glenwood Springs to Aspen

August, 2022 by rmogensenkruger

My husband and I took the Amtrak to Glenwood Springs with our bikes and a back pack. The ride from Glenwood Springs to Carbondale on day 1 scenery was fair to good. A gradual approx 16 mi ascent to Carbondale. No water on this stretch and feels like dessert riding so be prepared. Left for Aspen early the next morning. This is beautiful and moderate to strenuous riding. You rarely stop pedaling and will encounter a few switchbacks. We stopped at Woody Creek for lunch. Nice place to have a drink and a little nourishment. You do have to leave the trail onto woody creek road or you will miss it. There is a very short stretch of gravel/ dirt we handled fine with our road bikes. If I could do it over we would take the RFTA to Aspen and ride all downhill to be able enjoy the beauty more .

Atkinson Canal Trail

Beautiful Trail

July, 2022 by mlane14_99

This is a beautiful concrete trail along the Colorado River. Although it is a short trail, it joins other trails.

Rio Grande Trail

Worth a ride!

April, 2022 by laurastark

This past weekend, I rode the Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood Springs to Carbondale and back, about 24 miles roundtrip. Although you're paralleling the roadway for much of the journey, there is always a wide median of grass, underbrush, and/or trees so it's not unpleasant and there are spectacular views to be had along the way, including of Mt. Sopris, the Roaring Fork River, and rural landscapes dotted with cows. In Carbondale, there is also some fun public art, including a cool archway over the trail with a bit of railroad track in it as a nod to the trail's railroad heritage. There are a handful of road crossings, but they are all well marked and the busiest ones also have walk signals. One note: There are no drinking fountains along the way, so be sure to bring water, and there is only one trailside bathroom in this northern stretch, about 8.7 miles south of Glenwood Springs.

Rio Grande Trail

We rode the Trail from Carbondale to Aspen which is superb. The last few miles onto Aspen is quite beautiful and visiting Aspen is enjoyable. This trail should be recognized as Hall of Fame trail!

September, 2021 by jlzoschenko

We rode the Trail from Carbondale to Aspen which is superb. The last few miles onto Aspen is quite beautiful and visiting Aspen is enjoyable. This trail should be recognized as Hall of Fame trail!

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Glenwood Canyon Trail

September, 2021 by suszyq5

Awesome trail. E-bike. 8 miles are only open due to mud slide debris. But had a good time. 1st day biking and altitude is higher than I expected. Hot weather lots of water.

Rio Grande Trail

The best way to see the valley!

May, 2021 by tapioniskanen47

There is no better way to see the Roaring Fork valley than along the Rio Grande; no traffic and endless miles of beautifully maintained paved trails. Bring your fly-rod; a lot of gold medal fishing fronts the trail!

Rio Grande Trail

Spectacular Fall Ride

September, 2020 by kjvlasis

We rode from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and back in a day. The fall colors were beautiful. We did not know the paved part ended at the railway car homes. Dirt road was rideable even on road bikes. While everyone that we ran across was pretty respectful of announcing themselves when passing, we did run into a lot of e-bike rental users who were flying down the dirt section without announcing themselves or care of other users on the dirt road.

Rio Grande Trail

As good as it gets! Well maintained, beautiful scenery. My wife and I have spent 4 weeks here and ride almost every day!

September, 2020 by alfredmlee

As good as it gets! Well maintained, beautiful scenery. My wife and I have spent 4 weeks here and ride almost every day!

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Currently closed due to the fire

September, 2020 by las4

Bike Path and restrooms currently closed due to fire.

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