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Rio Grande Trail

Aspen, CO
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Ranked #4 of 58 attractions in Aspen
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Biking
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Snowmass Village, Colorado
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64 reviews 64 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Scenic, mellow trail along the Roaring Fork River that goes from Aspen all the way to Glenwood Springs. It used to be the Rio Grande Rail Road track. The most scenic stretch is from Aspen to Basalt. You can ride your bike to the Woody Creek Tavern to have lunch. Be aware that if you ride to Basalt and try... More

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Washington, DC
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Easy flat path that goes on for miles. Easy start by the post office. Just beware the mountain lion :)

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New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Rio Grande trial is a great walking and biking trail. I wanted to share with you my experience on it. It is a very scenic trail with views of mountains, farms, creeks and large homes of people with too much money. We were in Aspen in July 2014, been there before, and this is the first time to bike... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We took in this hike the day after we arrived. Since my wife and I both get zapped by the altitude, this was a super choice because there is a little elevation change and is not taxing at all. Be sure and check out the Aspen Institute and Music festival in the summer.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Absolutely wonderful. This is a very beautiful, peaceful, and serene place by the river right in town. Walk, jog, or ride your bike and be refreshed and appreciative of the beauties of nature and Aspen. It is so accessible that you might take a short walk there every day, adding to the wonder of your trip to Aspen.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family (8 of us) went from Carbondale to Glenwood on July 4rd via the Rio Grande Trail. The two youngest (5 & 8 years old) rode on tag-alongs. We usually like to ride the Glenwood canyon but unfortunately this year part of that trail had been damaged and not repaired yet. We were not disappointed! Wonderfull scenery, easy flat... More

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Sycamore, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you're looking for a scenic walk or bike ride without the elevation gain this is the trail for you. This is a very popular trail and can get a bit congested on the weekends during the day. It's fabulous to bike ride with kids as most of it is paved. We don't live here but we come every other... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

You can access the trail right from Aspen Meadows resort so no driving needed. It would have been a bit nicer if there were some detailed trail maps on the trail or available at the hotel lobby. But we enjoyed the walk very much and recommend taking a bottle water.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

a great walk right in Aspen they've done a great job with the park area and the river as background makes for a soothing stroll

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

One of the best activities in Aspen!! Rent bikes at Aspen Sports next to City Market then take off for an 18 Mile Ride into Basalt with a "Must" stop at the Woody Creek Tavern! Mostly downhill with absolutely breathtaking views!!! You can ride back up to Aspen or take the RFTA or easily get a ride from the many... More

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