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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
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Activities: Biking
Description: This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the...
This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
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I have lived in Colorado for almost 25 years and have driven through Glenwood Canyon more times than I can count. I biked down the Canyon trail for the first time and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I have lived in Colorado for almost 25 years and have driven through Glenwood Canyon more times than I can count. I biked down the Canyon trail for the first time and it was absolutely incredible being that close to the river. Only downside was proximity to the highway noise but it was minor.

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Parker, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Pretty cool bike trail. I recommend doing the rafting first because the trail goes along the river and if you do the rafting first then you will be able to point certain things out on a bit of the trail.

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Madison, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Loved the ride, Mostly slightly downhill. 16 miles on a bike is not really that far, so don't be afraid to do it. Ride 2 or 3 miles then hike Hanging Lake, and then finish the ride. You need a good half day. Left at 3pm and was driven north. Lot of traffic so it took close to an hour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We walked sections of the bike trail, and enjoyed views from several highway overlooks that intersected with the bike trail, upriver from Glenwood Springs. We had planned to ride the trail, but time got away from us. Thus these, briefer, walks.

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Easton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The trail is below the highway for a stretch but very safe. This slope is gradual with only 2 uphill slight climbs. The rapids along the trail become really intense as you get closer to Glenwood. Scenery is awesome.

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Tulsa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Loved this bike trip with the family. The distance was perfect. Only wish it wasn't right along the highway but was still great. Would do it again.

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Saugerties, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We got bikes from Blue Sky Adventure and took the shuttle. The ride was great. We hiked Hanging Lake and then road back to Glenwood. It's an excellent trail, mostly down hill so very good for kids.

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DrPlumber
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This year we drove to Bair Ranch rest stop and rode down to Glenwood. (Then I rode back to get car). For those less inclined to round trip it, check out the bike shops in town. I think all of them offer a low cost option to transport you and their rental bike up the canyon for to ride back... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Picturesque ride along the Colorado River. Really enjoyed the sounds of the river rapids and watching the rafters pass by.

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Blair, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice paved trail. We took shuttle 14 miles up and hiked hanging lake trail on the way down. Bike trail had moderate traffic in mid afternoon but little traffic late afternoon early evening. Highway noise.

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Glenwood Springs

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