We're planning to rent bikes for 3-4 hours in Glenwood Springs on a Saturday afternoon in May.
We're in decent shape, but looking for a fairly flat route. We don't have a lot of time, and we're planning about 12 miles of hiking the day before, so we're just looking to chill and take in some good scenery. I don't think we want to do a shuttle trip, (could possibly be convinced otherwise) and we're planning to hike to Hanging Lake early the next morning.
A quick search turned up the Rio Grande trail -- we'd love the chance to see bald eagles, but not sure how far out of Glenwood Springs they are? Are there many stops for road crossings?
Also, any reccos for a rental place? How late are bike rental places open to return the bikes?