Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
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This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
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Anne P
43 contributions
Jul 2020
You do NOT need to take a shuttle and coast back to Glenwood Springs as some reviews have mentioned.. There are a few inclines here and there but the majority of the ride is smooth in both directions. You barely realize when you're on an ascent. The landscape is incredible - you're literally riding next to the rapids/river with the mountains on either side. We biked from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero and back again for a total of 37 miles and around 3.5 hours. Not a difficult ride. There are rest stops every few miles with picnic tables, rest rooms, and vending machines. If you don't have time for the entire ride, then start at Grizzly Creek rest stop and bike to Dostero - I thought that portion was more scenic.
Written July 8, 2020
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MattIowa
Coralville, IA140 contributions
Jun 2020
This is a great paved bike trail. I took it from Glenwood Springs up to the dam. It's noisy, but that's more due to the river than the interstate. When I went with my family we went out to the Grizzly Creek exit/trailhead and avoided a hill that way. Highly recommend it for riders of all skill levels (minus small children on their own independent bikes).
Written July 9, 2020
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Janice R
Fort Worth, TX56 contributions
Jul 2020 • Family
Our family of 4 adults rented bikes and rode the bike trail down (and sometimes up) Glenwood Canyon. The weather was perfect and the shuttle driver was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. Beautiful scenery and a great physical activity. Lots of places to stop and rest, eat a snack we brought, etc. Glenwood Adventure Co. people take great care of you !
Written July 19, 2020
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Tulsa33
Tulsa, OK50 contributions
Jul 2020
We paid $40 to have a nice bike and a shuttle to take us 13 miles into the canyon. Then we got to coast down a beautiful path and watch the white water rafters. The canyon is beautiful and a bike is a great way to explore it! Wish we had a permit to hike Hanging Lake. Next time!
Written July 6, 2020
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Christine T
Thornton, CO165 contributions
Jun 2021
This is a lovely trail when it is open. Be sure to check before traveling to Glenwood Springs. The fires that took out the trees in the canyon a couple years ago have disrupted the ground. When it rains the mud is sliding down the canyon and it causes I70 and this bike trail to close until the mud can be cleared.

If you find yourself disappointed as we did, a great alternate ride is the Rio Grande Trail that will take you to Carbondale and on to Aspen if you are adventurous!
Written June 30, 2021
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goodybroncofan
Fort Collins, CO18 contributions
Jun 2020
This bike trail is just a beautiful ride. my wife was going crazy because I kept pulling over and taking Pictures. must be careful in the Summer time because people don't watch for bike riders. came around the curves a couple times and almost had to stop because so many people were spread out on trail. Actually wiped out once because they don't watch what their doing. But for a Short absolutely Beautiful ride this is a must. Stunning views !!!
Written August 9, 2020
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JBDAVIS
Lakeland, FL641 contributions
May 2021
We rented E-bikes from Blue Sky Adventures/Canyon bikes. We have just recently discovered the joys of e-bikes. Hate to admit it but at 60 I am never going back to regular biking. Rented the bikes for the whole day. We biked the entire trail round trip . We took along a picnic and stopped at Bair Ranch rest stop. In early May there were very few other people on the trail. It is a very scenic trail although I wish it didn't follow the highway so closely. Spent about 4 1/2 hours on the trail and biked about 40 miles. There is also a 40 mile trail following the Rio Grande that goes to Aspen that we followed a bit. Overall a great adventure.
Written June 3, 2021
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Jeni U
Denver, CO47 contributions
Jun 2020
This is a wide, mostly flat trail along the Colorado River. We biked from Glenwood Springs to the Grizzly exit. On an earlier trip my husband and I biked to Hanging Lake from G.S. The path is paved and well maintained. It's a bit tricky immediately outside of G.S. because the first mile is along the (protected) shoulder of I-70. There is also a section through a quiet residential area along the road. Otherwise, it's a clearly marked bike trail. A couple of steep places through the neighborhood and around a resort.
Written July 1, 2020
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KURT R
5 contributions
Aug 2021
Take the public transportation to Carbondale then head out toward Aspen or as far as you are comfortable. The trail is much more scenic for this portion. you can turn back wherever you like and glide all the way back to Glenwood Springs.
Written August 23, 2021
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SpeakerMonica
Franklin, TN79 contributions
Jul 2020
There is interstate work going on here now that makes this difficult to access. Do your research before you go to see what exits are open. We accessed it from the northernmost exit where the rest stop is. You can ride both ways from there. The trail is easy to ride. I plan on doing the whole trail at a later date.
Written August 8, 2020
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