Glenwood Springs, CO Hike Trails and Maps

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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

Cemetery Lane Trail

1.2 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

14.4 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Rio Grande Trail

42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

5.5 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Crystal Valley Trail

6.8 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Eagle Valley Trail

42 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Midland Avenue Trail

2.6 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

Emma Trail

0.9 mi
State: CO
Asphalt

South Canyon Trail

1.1 mi
State: CO
Concrete

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
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 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
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
Colorado's Rio Grande Trail is built upon the Aspen Branch of the former rail corridor of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW). Trains stopped running between the 1960s and the mid-1990s,...
CO 42 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Gravel
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
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
Overview The Eagle Valley Trails runs between Dotsero and Vail in three disconnected segments. The 42-mile route passes through multiple towns along the I-70 corridor, offering scenic mountain and...
CO 42 mi Asphalt
In the city of Glenwood Springs on the banks of the Colorado River, three trails converge. To the  east is Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail, to the south the Rio Grande Trail and to the west, is this...
CO 2.6 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 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
Colorado's Lower Loop Trail offers a wonderful scenic route along the Slate River with views of snowcapped mountains and wildflowers. It connects the town of Crested Butte to the Oh Be Joyful...
CO 3.5 mi Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

Recent Trail Reviews

Rio Grande Trail

Spectacular Fall Ride!

October, 2023 by ltenery

This was a fabulous ride! We took the train from Denver to Glenwood Springs, biked to our overnight accommodations then shuttled to Aspen in the morning. VelociRFTA L or BRT allows bikes (eBikes < 60 lbs allowed) after 7a. 2-3 bikes per bus, first come, first served. Shuttle to Aspen $5 w/bike, seniors free. ~90 min to Aspen. Breakfasted in Aspen, then set out on spectacular fall-colored, 42mi ride. If you only have 30mi in you do Aspen>Carbondale, the last 12mi are not particularly memorable.

Rio Grande Trail

Great trail experience

September, 2023 by jhinkle

A unique experience on a scenic trail. We loaded the bikes on the front of the RFTA bus and rode 1 1/2 hour t from Glenwood Springs to Aspen for $3. Biked a gentle decline for 40 miles with great views along the Roaring Fork River. This trail should be in the hall of fame. Buses were running about every 20 minutes, can load bikes after 7am, and no e-bikes. You can get latest on the bus at the Glenwood Springs visitors center.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Beautiful Ride

June, 2023 by thielg53

This is a beautiful ride along the Colorado River. Most of the trail you are just a few feet from the river. With the wind today we could experience some spray from the river. Fun to watch the the Rocky Mountaineer train pass on the other side of the river. NOTE: Currently the trail is closed from Shoshone Plant to the west, due to high water.

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Rio Grande Trail

Beware.. seasonal closure

April, 2023 by shelliott50

April 26!!! We heard the prettiest part of the Rio Grande Trail was from Carbondale down to Aspen. Unfortunately about 3 miles out of Carbondale the trail had a gate and was closed seasonally from Dec 1 through April 30 with detour sign that routes you through El Jebel and Basalt, approx 4 miles!! Several of those detour roads were very heavy traffic and not near as pleasant as the trail!! So RIDER BEWARE Dec 1 - April 30

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!

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.

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