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Aspen to Glenwood - 40 Mile ride through the history of the Roaring Fork Valley

Following the Rio Grande Trail along the Roaring Fork River gives the rider a taste of what the early residents found when the railroads connected the silver mines in Aspen to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Aspen, Colorado
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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Following the Rio Grande Trail along the Roaring Fork River gives the rider a taste of what the early residents found when the railroads connected the silver mines in Aspen to the world. The trail offers a gentle up-valley grade but is a thoroughly enjoyable downhill ride. Stop for food and drinks along the way in Carbondale, Basalt and the... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely trail that is well graded and has few road crossings. The scenery is outstanding, as it is always near the Roaring Fork. The trail goes all of this way to Glenwood Springs from Aspen; I went only to Woody Creek this time. Some areas are not paved. Trail users were courteous and friendly. I found a... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a fabulous trail. We went from Aspen > Basalt and wow, what a great ride for 2 bikers and a child in tow. Stopped at Woodys for mid way beer. Highly recommend.

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Aspen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Aspen and the entire Roaring Fork Valley are blessed with the Rio Grande Trail. It runs all the way down from Asoen to Glenwood Springs and is a haven for walkers, runners and bikers. It is mostly paved (and I think that will be completed soon) but has hard-packed dirt alongside the paved portions for runners who prefer that. It... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Terrific nearly flat well-groomed trail for walking, biking, running, in a very beautiful location and so accessible!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice walk after a great meal in Aspen. Peaceful and beautiful, we enjoyed our walk after breakfast along this trail.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A long rails to trails from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. It is well maintained, goes through beautiful scenery, mountains in the near distance. Just a super place for all to ride

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Trail is absolutely beautiful! I would recommend it to anyone biking in or around Aspen and Glenwood Springs. We were staying in Glenwood Springs and took the RFTA bus to Aspen to ride our bikes back. I suggest doing it this way because if you ride from GS to Aspen it's all uphill and a steady elevation gain of 1600... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

GREAT trail for all levels of bikers - we saw kids with their parents, mountain bikes and road bikes. This trail is part paved, part dirt - and totally beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of my favorite walks walk is not very difficult very level walk it also goes by the John Denver memorial beautiful.

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