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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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.
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...More
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...More
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...More
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.
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!!!
I'm not sure what more you could want if you ride a bike for fun. We've only ridden the Basalt-Aspen portion, so far, but would love to ride more. The part of the trail we rode had an excellent riding surface, was pretty well marked,...More
We started off at Aspen and rode all the way to Glenwood Springs.It is about 75 kms virtually all paved.we stopped at Carbondale for a late lunch in a small Mexican cafe.The ride was laid back as it is essentially a gentle downhill grade.The trip...More