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Rio Grande Trail

Address: Aspen, CO
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Ranked #5 of 73 Activities in Aspen
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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
2 helpful votes 2 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Well maintained paved trail along the river. Nice views. Bike rental available in many places around town.

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Temecula, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We rented bike from Vellos, which is located near the John Denver Sanctuary, right on the bike path. The bikes were in great shape and the path was excellent. It has a few minor slopes, but it is certainly not a difficult ride.The path follows the river out of town toward Balsalt and Carbondale. We only went a few miles... More 

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Richmond
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I rented our bikes in Aspen. We then proceeded north along the trail to Woody's Tavern for a quick bite to eat. From there we re-entered the trail and road on to the Arciero Trailhead. The Old Snowmass bus stop is a short jaunt away on Highway 82. From there we road the bus back to Aspen.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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Buffalo, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We road our bikes on the Rio Grande Trail for several hours (over the course of two days) and we loved it. What beautiful scenery - it is incomparable!

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