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Colorado Riverfront Trail

22.1 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete

East Fork Trail (CO)

5.6 mi
State: CO
Ballast

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

20 mi
State: CO
Dirt, Gravel

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

12.6 mi
State: CO
Concrete, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Running through western Colorado’s scenic Grand Valley, the Colorado Riverfront Trail provides an unparalleled biking and walking experience in Mesa County. The paved trail follows the Colorado River through ...
CO 22.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Colorado's East Fork Trail follows along the East Fork of Powerhorn Creek, which is pockmarked by beaver-dammed ponds. Bring your fishing pole but leave your bike at home. This trail is suited to hikers ...
CO 5.6 mi Ballast
A hike or mountain bike ride along Colorado's Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated, (if not for the elevation alone!). This 20-mile path follows an old narrow-gauge rail line, which was built ...
CO 20 mi Dirt, Gravel
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. The ...
CO 3.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail will eventually link Delta with Ouray, a 65-mile route along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. Currently, two major segments have been completed in the communities ...
CO 12.6 mi Concrete, Gravel

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Colorado Riverfront Trail

CO - 22.1 miles

Running through western Colorado’s scenic Grand Valley, the Colorado Riverfront Trail provides an unparalleled biking and walking experience in Mesa County. The paved trail follows the Colorado River through ...

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

CO - 12.6 miles

The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail will eventually link Delta with Ouray, a 65-mile route along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. Currently, two major segments have been completed in the communities ...

Colorado Riverfront Trail

CO - 22.1 miles

Running through western Colorado’s scenic Grand Valley, the Colorado Riverfront Trail provides an unparalleled biking and walking experience in Mesa County. The paved trail follows the Colorado River through ...

East Fork Trail (CO)

CO - 5.6 miles

Colorado's East Fork Trail follows along the East Fork of Powerhorn Creek, which is pockmarked by beaver-dammed ponds. Bring your fishing pole but leave your bike at home. This trail is suited to hikers ...

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

CO - 20 miles

A hike or mountain bike ride along Colorado's Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated, (if not for the elevation alone!). This 20-mile path follows an old narrow-gauge rail line, which was built ...

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. The ...

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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. The ...

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

CO - 12.6 miles

The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail will eventually link Delta with Ouray, a 65-mile route along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. Currently, two major segments have been completed in the communities ...

Colorado Riverfront Trail

CO - 22.1 miles

Running through western Colorado’s scenic Grand Valley, the Colorado Riverfront Trail provides an unparalleled biking and walking experience in Mesa County. The paved trail follows the Colorado River through ...

East Fork Trail (CO)

CO - 5.6 miles

Colorado's East Fork Trail follows along the East Fork of Powerhorn Creek, which is pockmarked by beaver-dammed ponds. Bring your fishing pole but leave your bike at home. This trail is suited to hikers ...

Galloping Goose Trail (CO)

CO - 20 miles

A hike or mountain bike ride along Colorado's Galloping Goose Trail will leave you exhilarated, (if not for the elevation alone!). This 20-mile path follows an old narrow-gauge rail line, which was built ...

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. The ...

Accordion

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

CO - 12.6 miles

The Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail will eventually link Delta with Ouray, a 65-mile route along the Uncompahgre River in southwestern Colorado. Currently, two major segments have been completed in the communities ...

Recent Trail Reviews

Colorado Riverfront Trail

Grand Junction to Fruita

August, 2016 by adsaxs

We started the ride at Los Colonias Park next to the botanical gardens. There is parking, water, restroom, and a shaded gazebo with picnic tables here. We headed towards Fruita cycling the recently-completed Monument View Trail to the Blue Heron trail to the Colorado Visitor Center in Fruita.

The condition of this trail varied depending on the section. The trail starts out nice and smooth at about 12 feet wide from Los Colonias Park. It then narrows to about 8 feet with lots of roots and cracks in the pavement until you reach the new section called Monument View near the Blue Heron Boat Launch. Then, it is smooth and wide to the Fruita visitor center.

At some points, the path is curvy and runs along the river. At other points, it is flat and runs parallel to the road. The description in this website doesn’t always match the reality of the path. Yes, at some points you do have nice views of the surrounding mesa and the river. However, the description fails to mention that if you start your ride at Los Colonias park near downtown Grand Junction, you will be cycling through industrials areas. Some of your view will be that of junk yards, gravel pits, storage yards, trucking company parking lots and other industrial-type businesses. So, unless you are wearing blinders, it isn’t as pretty as described. If you want pretty all the way, park at the Blue Heron Boat Launch and head out from there.

There are benches along the path but most of them are not strategically placed. Most are in full sun and many are placed at weird places like across from an industrial site or, if along the river, right in front of a tree which blocks the view of the river.

However, overall, we enjoyed the ride and would recommend it. Water was available only at the beginning at Los Colonias Park and at the end of our ride at the visitor center. Our roundtrip mileage was about 28 miles with a couple of detours.

Colorado Riverfront Trail

Grand Junction to Palisade

August, 2016 by adsaxs

This review is for an out-and-back ride. We cycled from downtown Grand Junction down 7th Street for one mile to the start of the trail at Los Colonias Park which is next to the botanical gardens. Parking, water, restroom, and a shaded gazebo with picnic tables are available here. We headed in the direction of Palisade. Heading in this direction, there is a gap in the trail after about 2.4 miles. You will cycle on C ½ Road for about 0.9 miles before turning right at the end onto 29 Road for a half mile to connect back up to the trail. C ½ Road is lightly traveled; 29 Road is a bit busier but there is a bike lane and a wide sidewalk.

Throughout the ride, the bike path was in excellent condition and very wide. However, additional signage is needed especially at the Corn Lake section of the Colorado State Park. Since we are not from the area, if we hadn’t read about the bike path continuing at an underpass under the highway, we would have simply not continued on. For the most part, the bike path is away from streets and traffic and feels remote (when really it isn’t). The ride had a country-like feel to it. The bike path ended abruptly at a county rode. A passing cyclist told us that we would need to cycle the road to get to the town of Palisade. We turned around at this point.

We highly recommend this section. Our round-trip mileage was about 20 miles. There are no services and no water available along this route. There are some benches along the path but most are not shaded. Get a big-picture map from a local bike store. Individual section maps are available for download at one of these sites:
http://riverfrontproject.org/
http://www.gjsentinel.com/bike

Colorado Riverfront Trail

riverside paved trail

February, 2016 by teenad

Excellent trail over 15 miles. You can ride all the way to Fruita. You can catch the trail at the botanical gardens and several other places with no parking fees. The starting place on the map charges for parking.

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Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

Montrose Riverway Trail

September, 2013 by abbike58

If yo park at the trail head on W.Main St in town and start there. The entire trail is concrete path. Follow the path, it does fork left and right just a few hundred yards into the trail, it doesn't matter which way you go it meets up in the same place. The trail follows the Uncompahgre River, stay left and cross the bridge over the river into Baldridge park.

Meander through the park keeping right after the bridge. Follow the path to Rio Grand Rd cross Rio Grande stay on the path, the cross the road again. The trail then goes fairly straight and flat for the next 3 miles following the river for 1.5 miles.

Cross Chipeta Rd you will end up behind the Ute Indian Muesem. By now you have gone close to 4 miles since the start. The concrete trail goes about another mile and then ends, this is where I turn around and head back. On the way back it is alot easier ride as you are going down in elevation although you wouldn't know it.

The entire round trip is 8.5 miles and is very scenic takes about 50 mins of actual cycling time. Wee worth the ride

Uncompahgre RiverWay Trail

Awesome Views

September, 2013 by abbike58

Best to Start in the town of Ridgway at the town Park on Railroad St which is right off Hwy 62/Main St Ridgway. The entire trail is concrete paths. The first 1/2 mile is through town, then you cross over Railroad Rd and head along the river passing Dennis Weaver park you cross a cool old railroad bridge. It is flat for a little while then there is a small uphill climb. Once on top you are cycling adjacent to HWY 550 heading north. You then drop down onto about a 100 yard stretch of a residential road. Crossing County Rd 24 follow the trail along the river into Ridgway State Park, follow the path for another 1.5 mile until the path ends. You have now gone 4.3 miles. That took me about 25 minutes.

On the way back you are looking at the San Juan Mountain Range. There is one stretch of about 200 yards that is uphill other than that it is quite an easy ride and very scenic.

Highly recommend, easy ride, 8.5 mile round trip that took me 50 minutes of actual riding. There are public restrooms along the way.

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