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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ran this trail in the winter, and although the snow was a little deep once you got outside town, it's a great place for a walk near the music festival grounds. You can't beat the sights and sounds of a mountain river.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We enjoyed the scenery along the path during our walks. Easy trail, quiet and very refreshing. Will definitely go for longer distance if time permits.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

A great local hike. While crowded the scenery was great. When we were there there was some construction and some areas were closed but they did there best to accomodate visitors.

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Seattle, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We rode 1 speed bikes on the trail and it was fun to see the surrounding area of Aspen. Beautiful homes, cool trees, cold streams/river, etc. Only problem is riding back up the hill on a 1 speed bike. Be ready for some exercise :-)

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Nice gravel and some concrete trail that leaves from a couple of blocks north of the Aspen Library just off Mill Street. We only walked a few miles, but I was told you could bike primarily downhill to Glenwood Springs, then put your bike on the RFTA bus and ride back to Aspen in comfort. You probably can do this... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This is a 42 mile ride starting in downtown Glenwood Springs and ending in downtown Aspen. We parked overnight for free in Glenwood on 7th by the police station and the trail was a 100 yards away. The trail ends in Aspen a few blocks from a number of hotels. The trail goes up 2000 ft over the 42 miles... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

A nice way to get some exercise at altitude for all. The trail is generally pretty flat and keeps you in a shaded environment on a hot day for much of the trail. The John Denver sanctuary is worth a stop and seemed very peaceful.

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Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Walked and rode bikes on this trail. Beautiful views and exciting trail. Riding was a little tough going into Aspen abut going to Muddy Creek was easier.

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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

We rented our road bicycles from Patrick at Aspen Bicycles at the base of Ajax Mountain. Rode the bikes down to the Rio Grande trail approximately a mile to 2 away from the shop. The Rio Grande trail is paved and unpaved. The trip from Aspen to Basalt is down hill 95% of the way! The unpaved section is gravel... More

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Did part of the Rio Grande trail early this morning it was very pretty after the over night snowfall. This is an easy trail that can be accessed from downtown Aspen, you can do as short or as long walk or cycle route as you wish. It is mostly paved and flat with lovely views in all directions. There are... More

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