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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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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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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

ok, to ride this bike trail and have fun, make sure to plan properly. During the spring run-off, water levels rise and the river can wash out parts of the trail. If you are planning on riding the trail, be sure to go when water levels are down and the trail is open (good site to get path info http://www.eaglecounty.us/Trails/News/)... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

There were areas you could stop and look at the river and bathrooms at Hanging Lake. Our bikes were picked up at the hotel and we were taken 14 miles east and then we rode our bikes back to the hotel where Sunshine Bikes picked them up again. Renting bikes and shuttling them is easyl

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Durant, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My husband and I rode the canyon biking trail and it was a lot of fun. The views were beautiful and there were some great areas for photo opportunities. The complete trail is paved and has some blind curves on it, but if you stay on your side of the path you will be fine. There was also bathrooms available... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While this bike trail spends a bit of time near the freeway - the freeway is an engineering marvel. Winding your way along the river - it's a gradual up and down for the first couple hours outside Glenwood but you may want to consider the lift service that takes you out and spend a lazy day winding back with... More

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great long bike ride through a beautiful area of the state. The trail is fairly flat and easy for kids or people less comfortable on bikes. Most of the local bike rental places rent cruiser-type bikes unless you want to pay more for an upgrade.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is mostly a 1%, occasionally 2% grade ride uphill to the east. There are some transitions that reach as high as 17% over the instate and bridges, but they are short and should only be a challenge if pulling a heavy bike trailer. Those with a high fear of barrier-less edges near the river will have some angst with... More

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We could only go 22 miles round trip due to some of the trail got flooded but we enjoyed it. They have rest areas and bathrooms on the trail.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We got to ride 7.5 miles up the river from Glenwood (trail was closed at the Shoshone Power Plant). With just one difficult climb each direction (for me, a beginner), the ride was FABULOUS -- concrete the entire way, beautifully maintained, along the river and next to the mountains and forests. The rest stops are at perfect intervals for water/snack... More

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