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Length
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Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

1.7 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Aspen Mass Trail

0.7 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Atkinson Canal Trail

1.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

5.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Cemetery Lane Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Crystal Valley Trail

6.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Emma Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

14.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Rio Grande Trail

42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

South Canyon Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, commonly referred to as the AABC Trail or ABC Trail, is a paved pathway, paralleling Highway 82, that leads from a busy commercial center to Aspen's West End...
CO 1.7 mi Concrete
The Aspen Mass Trail connects two communities—Aspen and Snowmass Village—in the Roaring Fork Valley. Although not very long, the paved trail offers a key connection between two trails. At its northern...
CO 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Atkinson Canal Trail is a 1.4-mile multipurpose pathway built over a disused irrigation ditch in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail’s northern endpoint is on 27th Street near the traffic...
CO 1.4 mi Concrete
The paved Brush Creek Trail begins at Highway 82 and winds along its namesake creek, paralleling Brush Creek Road, for nearly 6 miles to Snowmass Village. Note that there is little tree cover on the...
CO 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Cemetery Lane Trail begins at Stein Park, tucked against the Roaring Fork River, and continues south along its namesake roadway to Highway 82. Although adjacent to Cemetery Lane, the route is...
CO 1.2 mi Asphalt
If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal Valley Trail (also known as the Crystal River Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue...
CO 6.8 mi Asphalt
The Emma Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the outdoor mecca of Basalt. Just shy of a mile, the trail parallels Highway 82 offering a safe and convenient route for walkers, joggers, and bikers...
CO 0.9 mi Asphalt
The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail 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...
CO 14.4 mi Concrete
The Lower Loop Trail is a wonderful scenic trail along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area....
CO 3.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
ADVISORY:To protect wintering wildlife, the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30 until 5 pm on April 30. A detour route is noted...
CO 42 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
The South Canyon Trail is an in-progress project that will one day extend from Glenwood Springs to New Castle. The first phase of the paved pathway was completed in 2009, running 0.7 miles along the...
CO 1.1 mi Concrete

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Emma Trail

CO - 0.9 miles

The Emma Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the outdoor mecca of Basalt. Just shy of a mile, the trail parallels Highway 82 offering a safe and convenient route for walkers, joggers, and bikers...

Rio Grande Trail

CO - 42 miles

ADVISORY:To protect wintering wildlife, the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30 until 5 pm on April 30. A detour route is noted...

Aspen Mass Trail

CO - 0.7 miles

The Aspen Mass Trail connects two communities—Aspen and Snowmass Village—in the Roaring Fork Valley. Although not very long, the paved trail offers a key connection between two trails. At its northern...

Crystal Valley Trail

CO - 6.8 miles

If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal Valley Trail (also known as the Crystal River Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue...

Accordion

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

CO - 5.5 miles

The paved Brush Creek Trail begins at Highway 82 and winds along its namesake creek, paralleling Brush Creek Road, for nearly 6 miles to Snowmass Village. Note that there is little tree cover on the...

Cemetery Lane Trail

CO - 1.2 miles

The Cemetery Lane Trail begins at Stein Park, tucked against the Roaring Fork River, and continues south along its namesake roadway to Highway 82. Although adjacent to Cemetery Lane, the route is...

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

CO - 14.4 miles

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail 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...

Atkinson Canal Trail

CO - 1.4 miles

The Atkinson Canal Trail is a 1.4-mile multipurpose pathway built over a disused irrigation ditch in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail’s northern endpoint is on 27th Street near the traffic...

Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

The Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, commonly referred to as the AABC Trail or ABC Trail, is a paved pathway, paralleling Highway 82, that leads from a busy commercial center to Aspen's West End...

South Canyon Trail

CO - 1.1 miles

The South Canyon Trail is an in-progress project that will one day extend from Glenwood Springs to New Castle. The first phase of the paved pathway was completed in 2009, running 0.7 miles along the...

Emma Trail

CO - 0.9 miles

The Emma Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the outdoor mecca of Basalt. Just shy of a mile, the trail parallels Highway 82 offering a safe and convenient route for walkers, joggers, and bikers...

Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

The Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, commonly referred to as the AABC Trail or ABC Trail, is a paved pathway, paralleling Highway 82, that leads from a busy commercial center to Aspen's West End...

Rio Grande Trail

CO - 42 miles

ADVISORY:To protect wintering wildlife, the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30 until 5 pm on April 30. A detour route is noted...

South Canyon Trail

CO - 1.1 miles

The South Canyon Trail is an in-progress project that will one day extend from Glenwood Springs to New Castle. The first phase of the paved pathway was completed in 2009, running 0.7 miles along the...

Accordion

Cemetery Lane Trail

CO - 1.2 miles

The Cemetery Lane Trail begins at Stein Park, tucked against the Roaring Fork River, and continues south along its namesake roadway to Highway 82. Although adjacent to Cemetery Lane, the route is...

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

CO - 14.4 miles

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail 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...

Aspen Mass Trail

CO - 0.7 miles

The Aspen Mass Trail connects two communities—Aspen and Snowmass Village—in the Roaring Fork Valley. Although not very long, the paved trail offers a key connection between two trails. At its northern...

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

CO - 3.5 miles

The Lower Loop Trail is a wonderful scenic trail along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area....

Crystal Valley Trail

CO - 6.8 miles

If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal Valley Trail (also known as the Crystal River Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue...

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

CO - 5.5 miles

The paved Brush Creek Trail begins at Highway 82 and winds along its namesake creek, paralleling Brush Creek Road, for nearly 6 miles to Snowmass Village. Note that there is little tree cover on the...

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

CO - 14.4 miles

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail 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...

Aspen Mass Trail

CO - 0.7 miles

The Aspen Mass Trail connects two communities—Aspen and Snowmass Village—in the Roaring Fork Valley. Although not very long, the paved trail offers a key connection between two trails. At its northern...

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

CO - 5.5 miles

The paved Brush Creek Trail begins at Highway 82 and winds along its namesake creek, paralleling Brush Creek Road, for nearly 6 miles to Snowmass Village. Note that there is little tree cover on the...

South Canyon Trail

CO - 1.1 miles

The South Canyon Trail is an in-progress project that will one day extend from Glenwood Springs to New Castle. The first phase of the paved pathway was completed in 2009, running 0.7 miles along the...

Accordion

Crystal Valley Trail

CO - 6.8 miles

If you're looking for spectacular scenery, you've hit the jackpot with the Crystal Valley Trail (also known as the Crystal River Trail). The paved pathway offers views of emerald green fields, blue...

Cemetery Lane Trail

CO - 1.2 miles

The Cemetery Lane Trail begins at Stein Park, tucked against the Roaring Fork River, and continues south along its namesake roadway to Highway 82. Although adjacent to Cemetery Lane, the route is...

Atkinson Canal Trail

CO - 1.4 miles

The Atkinson Canal Trail is a 1.4-mile multipurpose pathway built over a disused irrigation ditch in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The trail’s northern endpoint is on 27th Street near the traffic...

Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

CO - 1.7 miles

The Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, commonly referred to as the AABC Trail or ABC Trail, is a paved pathway, paralleling Highway 82, that leads from a busy commercial center to Aspen's West End...

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

CO - 3.5 miles

The Lower Loop Trail is a wonderful scenic trail along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful Recreation Area....

Emma Trail

CO - 0.9 miles

The Emma Trail offers a pleasant, paved route in the outdoor mecca of Basalt. Just shy of a mile, the trail parallels Highway 82 offering a safe and convenient route for walkers, joggers, and bikers...

Rio Grande Trail

CO - 42 miles

ADVISORY:To protect wintering wildlife, the Rio Grande Trail between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30 until 5 pm on April 30. A detour route is noted...

Recent Trail Reviews

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Beautiful ride along the canyon walls and river

July, 2017 by johnrs2117

Plain and simple: It is just beautiful. About 13 or so miles along the Colorado river and among the canyon walls. The path is concrete all the way. You can stop half way up the trail from Glenwood Springs and hike the 1.5 mile to Hanging Lake. This is a trail that shouldn't be missed. It can get a little crowded in sections due to the people going to Hanging Lake, but otherwise not crowded at all.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Ride to Carbondale for breakfast

July, 2017 by johnrs2117

We started at 7:30 am at the trail head in Aspen. We rode the 30 or so miles to Carbondale for breakfast at the Village Smithy. Great ride and great place for breakfast. We rode back to Aspen. (We could have extended the downhill ride, about 10 more miles into Glenwood Springs but we didn't.) The trail is beautiful the entire way. You start out following the roaring river and rise a couple of hundred feet above the river and go from the paved path to a packed gravel path. (The gravel runs about 2 or 3 miles, then back on the paved path.) Easy on the bike though. We were on a tandem and had no problems. Once you get to the top above the river, it is down hill all the way into Carbondale. It took us a total of 1 hour 45 minutes to get to the restaurant. On the way back it is slightly an uphill ride. Just enough slope to make it a little challenging. It took us about 2 hours and 30 minutes to ride back to Aspen. It is a beautiful and wonderful ride the entire way. You will see the roaring river, ranches, and mountain vistas. You must ride this trail.

South Canyon Trail

Someday this will be a great trail

June, 2017 by dwright3

There are big plans for this trail - but they have not happened yet. Today this is a one mile stretch of paved trail that does not link with any other trails.

Accordion

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

a must ride if you get the chance

May, 2017 by thescoundrels

Started at the no name rest area,rode up 12 or so miles to the start.Did not see any rafters but riding next to the white water was just spectacular.There are rest areas with clean restrooms and picnic tables all along the way.The grade both up and back was gentle,very easy riding.The highway engineering is amazing all by itself.All along the way there is stuff to stop and look at.A destination ride for sure.

Rio Grande Trail

Rio Grande 2016

February, 2017 by febles492

This trip was a memorable experience
I really enjoyed the trail my mind just gets in another dimension
when I bicycle

Rio Grande Trail

December, 2016 by jurischk

Rio Grande Trail

I think you should change the name

November, 2016 by loftusteel

I think this trail should be called the Roaring Fork Trail. The Rio Grande River is is about 100 miles away. It's a beautiful ride, albeit gets pretty busy down near Glenwood.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Not to be missed!

August, 2016 by hindszog

Nonstop stunning views of majestic mountains and the beauty of the Colorado River await you on this unforgettable 15 mile ride. The grade is easy and all hard surface. Cool canyon breezes kept us comfortable on a hot August morning. Highly recommend Canyon bikes in Glenwood who will shuttle you one way. Don't miss this opportunity when you are in the area.

Rio Grande Trail

Shuttle to Carbondale

August, 2016 by ajw

Two years ago we rode uphill from GWSprings to Carbondale, and glided back downhill to GWSprings. This year we decided to take the shuttle offered by Glenwood Adventures. $39 includes bike rental. They dropped us off in Carbondale, and first we rode uphill to almost Basalt to get in a little pedaling, then turned around and glided all the way back to GWSprings. About 35mi total. We considered taking the RFTA bus, but there were 3 of us, and the bus bike racks only hold 2 bikes. The website also says first come-first-serve, and this was a peak season Sunday, so we didnt want to risk it. We needed to rent bikes anyway. The Glenwood Adventure shuttle was great, as were the bikes (21 speed city bikes in good shape). Included handlebar bags and helmet. As it turns out, we saw many RFTA buses with no bikes on the racks, so next trip, if we have our own bikes, we will park in GWSprings, ride the RFTA bus to Aspen, and 'glide' back to GWS so we can see the whole trail end to end. In Carbondale, Fatbelly Burgers is a good stop 1 block off the trail. Hotels in Carbondale are more affordable than the ones in GWSprings because of canyon rafting in GWS. Enjoy this gem!

Rio Grande Trail

A beautiful climb into Aspen!

July, 2016 by dingels75

I rode this trail by myself in June 2016 on a brilliantly clear 98 degree day and seeing that I love riding in the heat I really enjoyed the steady climb up into Aspen. I started in Carbondale, parking in a marked public parking lot next to the trail and the police station. I and some others had to wait for bears to leave the trail between Carbondale and Basalt. I carried 2-21oz insulated water bottles because I had read on this site that water is not available along the trail, they were right. Be aware that there are no restroom facilities beyond the Basalt area for a stretch of probably 20 miles until Aspen so take my mothers advice and go whether you have to or not and be aware that there is a 3-4 mile stretch of hard-packed dirt, sand and gravel leading onto Aspen that my 23mm tires traversed without incident. There are views of the beautiful Mt. Sopris and much of the trail is along the impressive Roaring Fork River and a lot of big, clear blue skies. I would call the 30+ mile steady climb from Carbondale into Aspen at 8,000' "enjoyably challenging" but not killer for an fit 59 year-old aging triathlete/cyclist who lives and rides at an altitude of 500' in Virginia. A trail tidbit, the beautiful John Denver Sanctuary Park in Aspen is right on the trail and has modern, new full bathroom facilities and fountains for refilling the water bottles, washing your face with cold water, etc. I rode around Aspen for an hour or so sightseeing and people-watching the beautiful people shopping and walking around the quaint town and then headed back downhill to glide back to Carbondale. It was a perfect day to put a very beautiful 68 miles on my bike computer. Note that there is an all-day RFTA bus service with bike carriers that runs between Glenwood Springs and Aspen and points in between that you can use if you desire.

Rio Grande Trail

A Colorado Treasure

June, 2016 by mikel79

Just a fantastic scenic ride. As of 6/29/16, there is a section closed due to mountain lion activity. (About 3 miles south of Carbondale on the way towards Aspen) This closure wasn't too much trouble, there were signs to lead me on a detour. Not the most interesting of trails with respect to turns. But I suppose that's due to the old railroad line it follows.

Rio Grande Trail

peaceful, clean, amazing

June, 2016 by astroman

We picked up the trail in Carbondale, rode to Aspen for dinner, then continued about 6 more miles to camp at Silver Bar CG, on Maroon Creek RD for a first day total of 36 miles. The trail is a long gradual climb past large ranches, and follows the Roaring Fork River. The river is often so close and loud you don't notice HWY 82 is close. There are intermittent patches of shade, but also very long stretches of blazing sun. The trail is VERY WELL marked and cared for with little use on our Tuesday/Wednesday trip. In Aspen the trail turned to packed crushed gravel, ok for road to mtn bike tires. One outhouse near Basalt and no drinking water or towns on the trail.

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