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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

Glenwood Springs, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Biking Trails
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Description: This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
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Burleson, Texas
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143 reviews 143 reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Last year we had a blast in Glenwood Canyon and that stop was just an impulse thing. This year we made a planned stop. We even packed some water shoes for the girls so they could splash around. The river this year was higher, faster moving, and very dirty chocolate brown. This is obviously because of the recent rains. We... More

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Montrose, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great bike ride! Bike path is maintained and easy to navigate. Pack water and a lunch and you've got a great day in Glenwood Canyon!

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Montrose, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
25 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

The first mile is a bit unnerving because just a concrete barrier separates you from the traffic on I-70, but once you cross the bridge over I-70, you get to experience the canyon up close and personal. Parts of the trail have been re-paved. The trail isn't as long as the informational sign says, but you can run off the... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This is a very well designed bike trail although they tell me that the trail floods when the river level gets high. Great for all ages. It's about ten miles of paved trail to get from Glenwood Springs to the Hanging Lake trail. They have a place right at the trailhead where you can lock the bike. Several rest/water stops... More

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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We rode from No Name rest stop to Bair Ranch rest stop. It was about 22 miles round trip. Going east is tending uphill, but there are lots of hills on the paved path to get your heart pumping. Right along the river where you can watch rafters, kayaks, and bird life.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Great little trail got on right at our campground and went for 12 miles. Well maintained. Went towards town. Wish I would have brought my road bike instead of my Mt. bike.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I just finished our first vacation in the Glenwood Springs, CO area. We took white-water inflatable kayaks down the Roaring Fork river, horseback riding at the Porter ranch, and a 14-mile bike ride down the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail. The bike trail was by far our favorite activity and a must-do for anyone traveling to this area.... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Experienced the sights and sounds of the Colorado River going thru Glenwood Canyon. Saw a lot of animals, rafters were in the river, and even a train going thru the canyon. Suggest you take a water pack, camera and rain gear if the weather is threatening. Not a lot of uphill grades; mostly gravity. There are picnic areas, bike racks,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Interesting for a one time ride! Glad we did it but I don't need to do it again. Hard for the 12 year old. Pack lots of water and snacks!

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Eagle, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Biking the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail is a regular event. For any local, we all know the canyon ride is a great weekly event. Eighteen miles of flat, paved riding with beautiful scenery, fresh air and river views. THANKFUL for the bike trail along the Colorado River.

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