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Fabulous bike ride for all levels

I rode this a long time ago during the warmup for USA Pro Challenge bike race rhat came to Aspen on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris B
Aspen, Colorado
Enjoyable hike (walk).

It parallel's the river. Walk either direction as far as you would like. We walked toward Basalt... read more

Reviewed November 21, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I rode this a long time ago during the warmup for USA Pro Challenge bike race rhat came to Aspen on multiple occasions. It’s a great training ride as well as fantastic scenery that takes you from downtown Aspen through Woody Creek, McLean Flats, past...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed November 21, 2018

It parallel's the river. Walk either direction as far as you would like. We walked toward Basalt for three miles.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 8, 2018

This trail is just so awesome to ride and enjoy the views which were spectacular during this time of year with the aspens glowing!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

I love this trail, its easy and very good for the first day of hikers who come to aspen to hike its flat and nice.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank dvardy7
Reviewed October 2, 2018

It is really fun to bike to Basalt from Aspen. It's about 25 miles but most of it is downhill. I suggest I Mountain Bike because you do ride over some rocks but it's not bad. There are some quaint, good restaurants in Basalt. Then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank T210HRkerrym
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Biking, hiking, or just taking a stroll, each part of the Rio Grande Trail is worth a visit. Meandering closer and further from the river, hearing the roaring of the water, you can see the way the geography has shaped the valley. The trail is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Fran S
Reviewed September 26, 2018

I travel with my Trek road bike (25s on the wheels) to ride on trails that used to be railroad right-of-way. This is one of the best I have encountered so far. I rode it over a three-day span: Glenwood Springs - Carbondale and return,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Scott C
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Perfect trail for beginner or intermediate biker or family with multi levels. Stop in at Basalt for lunch on the rive in the "Riverside Grill" . If tired take the bus back to Aspen about 20 miles from Aspen to Basalt but a nice slow...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank roberttO761OL
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow this is quite the trail, more like a paved path, from Aspen to Glenwood. 40 some miles of scenic riding. Road bikes might struggle with the gravel portion. Very little shade most of the way. Bring lots of water and snacks. The airport business...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AdventureTripping
Reviewed September 5, 2018

On a 9 day bike trip with the Bicycle Adventure Club, over 20 of us rode the Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and back with side trips to Redstone, Marble and Basalt. The trail is well maintained, smooth, clean and plenty wide...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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June 10, 2018|
Response from cyclist7777 |
8th and Court House. Glenwood Springs, Colorado
May 27, 2018|
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Response from shellym2003 | Reviewed this property |
You will pass by a few towns. We stopped and had lunch in Basalt- that is where I would check for hotels and B&Bs...kind of a mid point on the trail. We stopped for coffee @ Bonfire Roasters in Carbondale, another cute town.
Carla B
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Response from marlosbenedini2015 | Reviewed this property |
Carla, in addion to bike rental stores, Aspen now offers Bike rentals in many points of the town ; those ones you just slide your CC and go. Great bikes, and rates are very affordable. The drop off place does not need to be... More