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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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Maplewood, New Jersey
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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36 reviews 36 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I took rode the trail from Glenwood Springs to Carbondale last weekend. It is only 13 miles. As the trail follows the train tracks, it is flat and easy for all ages.

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Loveland, CO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This bike/hike trail is nicely maintained. I had heard about it from an acquaintance who typically rides only a portion of it. We rode the entire 42 miles from Glenwood Springs to Aspen. Going to Aspen in was a challenge for us, we obviously had not been out riding enough this summer! The return to Glenwood Springs was very easy.... More

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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Several years ago my son and I road bikes down to Basalt from Aspen. Wonderful (and easy on the downhill) and stunningly beautiful ride. And all available right from town. This year my wife and I biked down the trail with our son and daughter and a friend 7 1/2 miles to the Woody Creek Tavern, had a very pleasant... More

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Phelan, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

A goal of mine was to accomplish a 50 mile bike ride. The Rio Grande Trail was the means for me to accomplish my goal. We started at the Two Rivers Park Trailhead and turned around after reaching mile 25. This is very scenic and relatively flat.

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San Diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We loved riding our bike down the Rio Grande Trail to Woody's Tavern. Great food and margaritas. Approx 6 miles each way. Great outdoor activity outside of the city.

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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have a group of friends and we ride bikes often down this trail to Basalt, Willets, and Carbondale. All of these towns have excellent restaurants. The ride back is only for pros. You put your bike on the bus, or call a taxi, and they will ferry you back to Aspen.

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