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Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

3.5 mi
State: CO
Ballast, Dirt, Gravel
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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

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Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

CO - 3.5 miles

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...

Lower Loop Trail at Crested Butte

CO - 3.5 miles

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Spectacular “pedal trip”

October, 2018 by daireemt

My wife and I rode this in late September. Gorgeous weather and scenery. Trail has 2 or 3 brief (few 100 yards) steep sections, but is generally a very gentle uphill path. Can be understandably noisy with I-70 noise, but is still a wonderful biking experience. We rode from Glenwood to Bair Ranch exit and back to Glenwood. Awesome in spite of our mutual head colds!!

Rio Grande Trail

Wonderful bike experience

October, 2018 by daireemt

My wife and I rode late September. Beautiful day and scenery. We went from Glenwood to Carbondale and in spite of our mutual head colds, found the trail to be an easy enough ride. Winds did pick up in the afternoon, but not enough to be a detriment

Rio Grande Trail

Spend the night next to the trail

September, 2018 by victoria.g.alexander

I biked this trail when I was pregnant. Now I want to bike
it both ways in 2 days with my child in a bike trailer. Do you guys know of any Airbnb’s or some type of lodging right off the bike trail with a restaurant within walking distance? I do not want to travel on roads with my child. Thanks!!

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Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Glenwood Canyon Trail

August, 2018 by tdbirch

Breathtaking views around every corner! Gentle uphill departing Glenwood
Springs, this trail is for everyone! Stunning landscapes as you head East, this concrete trail does not disappoint. Amazing as I-70, the Colorado River, and the railroad can co-exist in such a narrow canyon. As mentioned in previous reviews disregard I-70 and I can't imagine a more leisurely and relaxing ride. Gentle downhill as you turn around after 15 miles and head back West, this trail should be on anyone's bucket list!

Rio Grande Trail

Rio Grande Trail

August, 2018 by tdbirch

After reviewing the trail map and posted comments I wisely rode the RFTA from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and biked the 42 miles back to Glenwood Springs. Views along the trail peak near Aspen but this flatlander enjoyed all the scenic vistas. Aspen is 2200 feet above Glenwood Springs which is why I chose to ride down canyon. Living near sea level and mainly riding flat trails I found this trail relatively easy and had no breathing or altitude issues. Nice to scratch this trail off my "todo" list, you will enjoy it surely.

Aspen Mass Trail

Nice Afternoon Ride

July, 2018 by acewickwire

Wife and I completed a nice loop ride near Aspen. Parked on edge of Woody Creek and rode Rio Grande Trail towards Aspen, exited trail to go through the Wilton Jaffee Sr Park connecting with the Aspen Mass Transit Trail to the Brush Creek Park & Ride along Hwy 82. Crossed the highway for the Brush Creek Trail up to Snowmass Village. Steady climb up into the main part of the village. Very good trail. From the village back tracked to the Owl Creek Trail following it down to the west side of the Aspen Pitkin Airport, trail has some very steep uphill and downhill sections but pretty well maintained. This connected us to Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, made right turn towards Aspen for connection with Cemetery Lane Trail. At turn off for Cemetery Lane we spotted a sign offering free bike bells if stop at Aspen Parks & Recreation, which is right off the side of the trail. After getting a couple bike bells and nice cold drink of water, headed down Cemetery Lane Trail to Rio Grande Trail. Making a right on Rio Grande Trail followed to John Denver Sanctuary along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen. Made a U-turn and headed down the Rio Grande Trail back to Woody Creek. All this was on paved trail (except short distance through Jaffee Park) with only a few road crossings. Very enjoyable ride with some great scenery. Will do this one again.

Brush Creek Trail (CO)

Nice Afternoon Ride

July, 2018 by acewickwire

Wife and I completed a nice loop ride near Aspen. Parked on edge of Woody Creek and rode Rio Grande Trail towards Aspen, exited trail to go through the Wilton Jaffee Sr Park connecting with the Aspen Mass Transit Trail to the Brush Creek Park & Ride along Hwy 82. Crossed the highway for the Brush Creek Trail up to Snowmass Village. Steady climb up into the main part of the village. Very good trail. From the village back tracked to the Owl Creek Trail following it down to the west side of the Aspen Pitkin Airport, trail has some very steep uphill and downhill sections but pretty well maintained. This connected us to Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, made right turn towards Aspen for connection with Cemetery Lane Trail. At turn off for Cemetery Lane we spotted a sign offering free bike bells if stop at Aspen Parks & Recreation, which is right off the side of the trail. After getting a couple bike bells and nice cold drink of water, headed down Cemetery Lane Trail to Rio Grande Trail. Making a right on Rio Grande Trail followed to John Denver Sanctuary along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen. Made a U-turn and headed down the Rio Grande Trail back to Woody Creek. All this was on paved trail (except short distance through Jaffee Park) with only a few road crossings. Very enjoyable ride with some great scenery. Will do this one again.

Aspen Airport Business Center Trail

Nice Afternoon Ride

July, 2018 by acewickwire

Wife and I completed a nice loop ride near Aspen. Parked on edge of Woody Creek and rode Rio Grande Trail towards Aspen, exited trail to go through the Wilton Jaffee Sr Park connecting with the Aspen Mass Transit Trail to the Brush Creek Park & Ride along Hwy 82. Crossed the highway for the Brush Creek Trail up to Snowmass Village. Steady climb up into the main part of the village. Very good trail. From the village back tracked to the Owl Creek Trail following it down to the west side of the Aspen Pitkin Airport, trail has some very steep uphill and downhill sections but pretty well maintained. This connected us to Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, made right turn towards Aspen for connection with Cemetery Lane Trail. At turn off for Cemetery Lane we spotted a sign offering free bike bells if stop at Aspen Parks & Recreation, which is right off the side of the trail. After getting a couple bike bells and nice cold drink of water, headed down Cemetery Lane Trail to Rio Grande Trail. Making a right on Rio Grande Trail followed to John Denver Sanctuary along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen. Made a U-turn and headed down the Rio Grande Trail back to Woody Creek. All this was on paved trail (except short distance through Jaffee Park) with only a few road crossings. Very enjoyable ride with some great scenery. Will do this one again.

Rio Grande Trail

Nice Afternoon Ride

July, 2018 by acewickwire

Wife and I completed a nice loop ride near Aspen. Parked on edge of Woody Creek and rode Rio Grande Trail towards Aspen, exited trail to go through the Wilton Jaffee Sr Park connecting with the Aspen Mass Transit Trail to the Brush Creek Park & Ride along Hwy 82. Crossed the highway for the Brush Creek Trail up to Snowmass Village. Steady climb up into the main part of the village. Very good trail. From the village back tracked to the Owl Creek Trail following it down to the west side of the Aspen Pitkin Airport, trail has some very steep uphill and downhill sections but pretty well maintained. This connected us to Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, made right turn towards Aspen for connection with Cemetery Lane Trail. At turn off for Cemetery Lane we spotted a sign offering free bike bells if stop at Aspen Parks & Recreation, which is right off the side of the trail. After getting a couple bike bells and nice cold drink of water, headed down Cemetery Lane Trail to Rio Grande Trail. Making a right on Rio Grande Trail followed to John Denver Sanctuary along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen. Made a U-turn and headed down the Rio Grande Trail back to Woody Creek. All this was on paved trail (except short distance through Jaffee Park) with only a few road crossings. Very enjoyable ride with some great scenery. Will do this one again.

Cemetery Lane Trail

Nice Afternoon Ride

July, 2018 by acewickwire

Wife and I completed a nice loop ride near Aspen. Parked on edge of Woody Creek and rode Rio Grande Trail towards Aspen, exited trail to go through the Wilton Jaffee Sr Park connecting with the Aspen Mass Transit Trail to the Brush Creek Park & Ride along Hwy 82. Crossed the highway for the Brush Creek Trail up to Snowmass Village. Steady climb up into the main part of the village. Very good trail. From the village back tracked to the Owl Creek Trail following it down to the west side of the Aspen Pitkin Airport, trail has some very steep uphill and downhill sections but pretty well maintained. This connected us to Aspen Airport Business Center Trail, made right turn towards Aspen for connection with Cemetery Lane Trail. At turn off for Cemetery Lane we spotted a sign offering free bike bells if stop at Aspen Parks & Recreation, which is right off the side of the trail. After getting a couple bike bells and nice cold drink of water, headed down Cemetery Lane Trail to Rio Grande Trail. Making a right on Rio Grande Trail followed to John Denver Sanctuary along the Roaring Fork River in Aspen. Made a U-turn and headed down the Rio Grande Trail back to Woody Creek. All this was on paved trail (except short distance through Jaffee Park) with only a few road crossings. Very enjoyable ride with some great scenery. Will do this one again.

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Great Trail

May, 2018 by sharshman

Started at the west trail head early morning. Gorgeous sunrise as the the traversed the canyon. The Colorado is amazing as it flows through the canyon. The trail is as advertised, concrete with several rest area stops. Gentle uphill ride west to east and easy down hill east to west. This an amazing trail, thanks to those who came up with the idea and implemented the trail! Wow!

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Glenwood Canyon and Colorado River Up Close

November, 2017 by mbcallawa

I drove I-70 west to Glenwood Springs in order to bicycle the Rio Grande Rail Trail (from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, a former candidate for the Rail Trail Hall of Fame). I was disappointed to be driving through such a spectacular canyon at high speed, not able to enjoy the canyon and river views because all my attention was riveted on the Interstate traffic. At Glenwood Springs, I asked at a bicycle shop where the start of the Rio Grande Trail was. The bike shop guy said I should definitely check out the Glenwood Canyon Trail, too, which I did the next day. Glad I did! There is no better way to enjoy the river and the canyon scenery. I relished seeing what I had missed in my car. The Colorado was in June flood, and one section of the trail had several inches of water on it - that's how up close and personal you get to the massive rapids. There is one brief section on regular roads with some short hills, but they have little traffic. The rest of the paved trail is right next to the river with a gentle grade east, up river. You can see and hear the railroad trains on the other side of the river, and you are adjacent to and below I-70 on the north bank. This is not a wilderness experience, but the architecture of the road and trail on one side, and the RR and tunnels on the other are interesting in their own right. Towering over it all are the massive red canyon walls. Overall it was a sublime experience; an ideal cycling day ride (28 miles out and back), car free and carefree, with spectacular canyon views and roaring rapids.

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