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Rio Grande Trail

Aspen, CO
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Ranked #4 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We love to bike the Rio Grand trail, especially in the fall. They are in the process of paving part of it closer to Woody Creek which will make the ride more enjoyable next time.

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Wonderful trail for walking through Aspen, jogging, and bike riding. We biked with kids from Aspen to Woody's and it was a bit tough for kids (7 and 9) but really fun. A fabulous trail for a short walk or a longer ride.

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a pretty bike ride ... bring your camera! The children rode their bicycles to the tavern and back. I ran alongside. What fun to have a delicious meal and frozen treats at the far end! This is a wonderful family-friendly excursion.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We rented bikes in Aspen and biked through town to the entrance of Rio Grande Trail. It is a pretty flat paved path, so it was perfect for an afternoon while we adjusted to the high altitude. The first part of the path is shady and interesting as it follows along the Roaring Fork River. There are a few places... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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92 reviews 92 reviews
48 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What a joy to ride this well maintained, scenic trail. It goes from Aspen all the way to Glenwood Springs. 20 miles brings you to Basalt, a beautiful, well preserved western town with shops and restaurants. The ride back towards Aspen from Basalt is 1500 vertical feet in elevation gain (HINT: go back the same way-the Basalt-Snowmass Loop is a... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

10 min bike ride from the center of aspen and you are in the wild. well paved trail.easy ride in a beautiful day.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

20 mile bike ride, mostly downhill, to the wonderful town of Basalt. A beautiful way to see nature at its best.

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Aspen, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you haven't ridden this trail, here's a little advice. Start at Whole Foods in Basalt and ride up the mountain first. It's about 14 miles. Then the ride back down will give your legs a rest as you can coast in areas. Round trip: 28 - 32 miles...and a great workout.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

runs along side the river and views are lovely, nice evenly graded pathway, can go all the way out to Woody Creek Tavern

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Idaho
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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This trail is so scenic and well maintained. To be able to run a whole marathon along this trail with the Colorado River and various mountains to distract you was a joy. It is well maintained and the section we ran was Aspen to Basalt.

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