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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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Chicago, Illinois
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76 reviews 76 reviews
9 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We rented bikes in downtown Aspen, and took the Rio Grande trail to Woody Creek Tavern. This trail is immaculately maintained and drop dead scenic. Wow. Walk it, Bike it. Enjoy this trail! A fun half day activity.

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Redford, Michigan
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Easy hike along some very scenic spots. Part of the trail goes past the John Denver Sanctuary, a very pretty spot. Loved being beside the river and seeing the water rushing over the rocks. The entire trail is 45 miles long, I only explored about six miles of it, between Aspen and about three miles north of Stein Park, where... More

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Chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We borrowed some bikes and road out of town on the trail. We went during the offseason, so it wasn't crowded at all, but I'm not sure how it would be in peak season. The trail was relatively flat and very well maintained, and the creek and changing leaves were beautiful. We rode the trail back into town as well,... More

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New Salem, North Dakota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had never rode a bike on a real bike trail before. After this ride I am now a pure addict. The path was so beautiful. The time went so quickly. Suddenly I found myself high above the river looking down feeling very accomplished. The trail was not hard. It is a little uphill on the way back, but nothing... More

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Lafayette, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

You'll like the spinning you can do as you you pedal your way along the Roaring Fork River along the Rio Grande Trail. Head downhill, have a good lunch and pedal back to Aspen for a great day.

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Pleasanton, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Very clean, scenic, peaceful. Husband and I walked an hour on the trail from downtown Aspen, over Roaring Fork river, saw Aspen Institute and enjoyed the magpies and a marmot on a rock!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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107 reviews 107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This is an awesome trail; it is well marked, and is easy to access in Aspen. There are mile markers, plus possible wildlife sightings!!

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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

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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