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Rio Grande Trail

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Address: Aspen, CO
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Glenwood Springs and Carbondale Bike and Brews Guided Day Tour

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Aspen has best investments in hiking trails

Aspen is surrounded by hiking trails suitable for anyone--youngsters to alpine experts. The investment in signage, trail maintenance, etc. is impressive. Stop by the Visitor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
mittyc2016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Aspen is surrounded by hiking trails suitable for anyone--youngsters to alpine experts. The investment in signage, trail maintenance, etc. is impressive. Stop by the Visitor Information Center near Main Street to get trail maps. The Rio Grande Trail starts very nearby, is very accessible and a delightful walk for all ages.

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South Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Two years ago we rode uphill from GWSprings to Carbondale, and glided back downhill to GWSprings. This year we decided to take the shuttle offered by Glenwood Adventures. $39 includes bike rental. They dropped us off in Carbondale, and first we rode gently uphill to almost Basalt to get in a little pedaling, then turned around and glided all the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We rode the Rio Grande Trail from Carbondale to Basalt. Great ride, good scenery and not too difficult. The trail is very well maintained

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Oak Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get out of Aspen and see the countryside! We got bikes from the hotel and got on to the Trail (very easy to find). We rode for a few hours, beautifully maintained trail and lovely scenery, of course.

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Thank duckleader
New York City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some of the bike rentals include free shuttle return and some hotels offer free bikes. It's a relatively easy 9 mile ride, mostly downhill, (I was riding a one-speed bike) to Woody Creek Tavern along the Rio Grande Trail. The ride starts off in a woods-like setting, passing creeks and some lovely homes in the hills. The last two-thirds of... More 

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Weston, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to access, not very hilly makes for a beautiful and easy trail for a hike- as I understand it goes all the way to Basalt, one can easily choose a distance that makes sense. This is very clearly a very popular bike path and my advice is to stay aware as a hiker and stay on the extreme side... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The trail is a rather easy bike ride. I saw lots of families. You can ride a few or many miles out of Aspen. Just remember that although the incline is gradual, you are riding down from Aspen and up when riding back.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A few tips whether you are walking or ride this trip from Aspen. 1. Think about safety - too many people walk without regard for bikers coming by in either directions. 2. Riders should always announce themselves as walker s may veer out into their way. Riders should go out a slow and safe speed when the trail is active... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking, running or biking, this trail is fun and easy for the whole family. It takes you along the river in the sun and in the shade.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the week I was in Aspen, I was on the Rio Grande everyday. I would walk, jog & ride bikes. Clean, friendly, sunlight & beautiful scenery. Just go!!!

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