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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

My wife and I have biked and hiked the Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail many times over the past 20 years. The vistas are always inspiring and beautiful. Looking up and the canyon walls is stunning. Our favorite stop is at Grizzly Creek which has picnic areas and rest facilities. Often, we just spread a blanket and sit down with food... More

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Canton, NY
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

bike trail goes along Colorado River and is on the bank opposite the train tracks; we rented from a firm that shuttled us upstream and left us with a 14 mile bike ride that was 90% downhill and not a problem for us average (or worse) conditioned retirees

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Comstock Park
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It parallels the freeway most of the way, but you forget about that after a few minutes. Your attention is on the Colorado river & the canyon walls. Simply put, a gorgeous view. Mostly downhill, you follow the drop of the river for most of the trip. You will probably see kayakers, rafters, and people fishing along the way. Lots... More

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Amarillo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Canyon Bikes proved to be a great choice for mechanically perfect bikes with very friendly service. That was a good choice as was letting them shuttle us up the canyon. That allowed us to begin the ride mid-morning, with warm weather, time for a picnic at Hanging Lake & a beautiful ride into town past a surprised bear. Between the... More

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Burleson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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