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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

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Address: Glenwood Springs, CO
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This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the...

This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.

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Great way to experience the majestic Glenwood Canyon

This is a great bike trail for all levels. You can go the full length (Glenwood Springs to Dotsero) or just ride a shorter distance to enjoy the scenery. You pick it up near... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a great bike trail for all levels. You can go the full length (Glenwood Springs to Dotsero) or just ride a shorter distance to enjoy the scenery. You pick it up near the Yampah Hot Springs & the first 1/8 mile or so runs right along I-70, which I don't like, but fortunately it's not for very long.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have enjoyed Glenwood Canyon for many years and always wanted to ride my bike along the trail. I crossed that off my bucket list. We only went about 8 miles round trip because of time but really enjoyed ourselves. Very family friendly- not too difficult. Loved it and will do it again!

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well-maintained trail surrounded by breathtaking scenery. The trail also leads to Hanging Lake and is a good alternative to finding a parking spot for your car during peak months. Just remember to bring your bike lock!

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Jackson, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bikers in CO don't go slow, so stay on your side, don't wear headphones and listen for "On Your Left". The trail is beautiful, well maintained, and winds along and sometimes over the CO River. Wild thorn bushed line the trail to keep you from making your own path, mind your steps.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You don't realize how long you ride when you ride along the gorgeous Colorado River The path is well maintained, there's plenty to see and enough rest stops for those who need them with bathrooms and water. We rode it in the direction from Blair Ranch towards Glenwood Springs, stopping to hike the Hanging Lake Trail on the way.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family rented 5 bikes and enjoyed our day on the trail. We stopped at Hanging Lake and locked the bikes up at the base of the trail. Bike trail itself is well maintained. I took us about 6 hours to do the 16 miles plus hike up to Hanging Lake and Spouting Rock. Bring water! Lots of water.

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admittedly, we were all a little nervous as we hadn't done a family biking adventure before, much less on a mountain or with a 3 year old. It was almost all down hill, and the 14 miles from Bair Ranch exit to town were scenic, pleasant and had several nice rest areas along the way.

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Central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rented bikes from Sunlight bike shop for entire time we were in town. Enjoyed the many trails and town. Be sure to wear sunscreen and take plenty of water!

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dingels75
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fifteen mile long trail following the beautiful Colorado River through the gorgeous Glenwood Canyon. If you're a serious cyclist the gentle 15 mile climb from Glenwood Springs to the west end of the Canyon is steady but not daunting with the easy downhill ride back to the start of a 30 mile R/T. Casual day cyclists can rent a bike... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this trail! It was slightly uphill in a few places but very do-able on bikes! Fantastic scenery next to the river! WOW! At one place there was a house (before we got on the actual Canyon Bike Trail) that had a bench and a table near a cooler of Gatorade and a money jar. Great idea. We stopped.... More 

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