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Address: Aspen, CO
Activities: Hiking, Biking

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Great place to run

I went for a run on my own early and felt completely safe. The views were stunning and the run is along a stream which was beautiful. It was very peaceful, flat (!) and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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Bethesda
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I went for a run on my own early and felt completely safe. The views were stunning and the run is along a stream which was beautiful. It was very peaceful, flat (!) and a wonderful way to start my day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Roaring Fork trail is a great trail for walking, regardless of the time of year. Even if there's snow, there's usually enough traffic that it's packed down. It's scenic along the river and there's a parking lot just outside of downtown Aspen. It's not the most exciting hiking trail, but a great spot for a short walk if you're... More 

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denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Wide path and well marked is follows the river through Aspen and can be as short or as long as you want.

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Sedona, Arizona
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

When we're not skiing this trail is a great place for a long leisurely walk along the Roaring Fork. Views of Aspen Highlands ski resort visible. Blacktop path that goes for a few miles (at least).

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Mukilteo, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

During our recent stay in Carbondale our "cabin" was on the trail. What a scenic and beautiful trail. We walked it daily with our dogs and our only disappointment is that we didn't bring our bikes!

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We walked 9 miles along this trail. It was very scenic along the river and especially where there was snow on the ground. It was an easy walk and a nice wide trail.

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Broomfield, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Rode from Aspen to Carbondale and back with my wife. Just beautiful, about 1500 ft elevation gain coming back up the river, several places to eat along the way, along the river all the way. A lovely day.

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Jupiter, Florida, United States
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

my fiance and I rented bikes in downtown aspen and rode this trail. Coming back was all uphill where if you are not in great shape it can be a struggle. im 28 and pretty active but I was hurting by the time we got back. you can take the easy way out and take the bus if you like.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Beautiful scenic path along the river. Trees heavy with snow. Water rushing along side. Crisp mountain air. Asoen blue skies.

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Fort Collins
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20 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

t is a long trail: scenic, and fairly flat. The river views are spectacular. We would walk here frequently and found it very beautiful scenery. We took many photographs along the route. It is very worthwhile and was not crowded.

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