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Impressively long trail

Wow this is quite the trail, more like a paved path, from Aspen to Glenwood. 40 some miles of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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Best, most scenic bike path we've ever ridden.

On a 9 day bike trip with the Bicycle Adventure Club, over 20 of us rode the Rio Grande Trail from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lary S
San Francisco, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time I had ever had an opportunity to ride this bike trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. The ride is primarily downhill or a very easy grade. If you’re looking for a fantastic bike ride for families, or a great afternoon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We rode bikes on the trail each morning we were in Aspen. It was fairly flat and really scenic. It was the highlight of our morning.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I walked the trail for about 5 miles 2 wks ago and enjoyed it but you must be careful with all of the bicyclists which there were many. Easy walk with limited altitude gain but pretty scenery to enjoy.

1  Thank Islandlewlew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a Basalt resident, I ride the Rio Grande Trail nearly daily during the road bike riding season - May through September. The trail is easily accessible from Glenwood Springs to Aspen and offers auto and stress free road bike riding on wide, well-maintained and...More

1  Thank PeterFeer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Going down was easy. You don't even really have to pedal. We went 11 miles. 1st two miles coming back were fairly strenuous. Great scenery and great views of some amazing homes. John Denver Sanctuary is right on the trail. Worth a stop there for...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This may be the most peaceful place I have been in a while. It is easy to access, aesthetically pleasing and fun to just go walk and escape.

1  Thank Kim N
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We used this trail to come back to Carbondale from Snowmass. It is well marked and connects to the bus station in Snowmass, then on to Carbondale and Glenwood Springs. There are no services per se on the trail but you can get off as...More

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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Rented bikes from Aspen Bike Tours & Rentals (great service here—asked if they honored $10 off we were going to get elsewhere and he just gave us $10 off per bike to have our business. Hopped on the Rio Grande in Aspen and rode 42...More

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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 Shelly M | 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