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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Owner description: This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
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Type: Canyons, Biking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Biking
Fee: No
Owner description: This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
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Manhattan Beach, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
51 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a great trail for sights. Not particularly challenging, except for altitude, since it follows the river. Some ambient noise from the freeway and occasional train. Glenwood Canyon is spectacular and the engineering of the interstate is amazing, if you like that sort of thing. Rarely crowded and people are mostly polite.

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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We love to ride this bike trail in the spring summer and fall, it's always beautiful and very well maintained. The only drawback is the I-70 traffic.

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Longmont, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We rode to Glenwood and back from No Name and Glenwood Canyon Resort Campground. Some of the ride was fun to see as it was close to the river and the canyon walls. The last mile into Glenwood is along the interstate and although an easy ride, it is noisy and dirty from the interstate traffic, but of course the... More 

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Colorado Traveler
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

There are 2 killer hills on this stretch, but it is otherwise an easy to bike trail that follows the Colorado river through the canyon. Great scenery comes with your exercise.

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Glenwood Springs
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15 reviews 15 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This has been always one of my favorite places to take a walk or a bike ride. Riding next to the rive in the canyon is simple amazing, there is no better experience than that, the scenaries are breathtaking and the sound of the river is relaxing. You may also see the train pass by, or see some people floating... More 

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New Castle, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Located along a major interstate on one side and the Colorado River on the other this trail has some of the most beautiful scenery. Take a ride during the day and stop to watch the commercial rafting trips tackle the waves. The trail has some hills but it is paved and easy to get off your bike if you feel... More 

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Olathe, Kansas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Used the bike rental service near Hotel Colorado which was fine. Trail is a nice wide, smooth sidewalk, mostly gentle coasting down canyon. A few good fishing holes are accessible from bike path downstream from Hanging Lake.

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Colorado City, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lots of places to stop and relax along the river. It follows the highway for the most part and the engineering of the highway is a marvel!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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