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this is a perfect tail for a family or beginner or intermediate biker

Perfect trail for beginner or intermediate biker or family with multi levels. Stop in at Basalt... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Impressively long trail

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

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Perfect trail for beginner or intermediate biker or family with multi levels. Stop in at Basalt for lunch on the rive in the "Riverside Grill" . If tired take the bus back to Aspen about 20 miles from Aspen to Basalt but a nice slow...More

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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

Thank Lary S
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

Thank Kim H
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.

1  Thank trvlnpants
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 4 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 6 August 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 3 August 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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10 June 2018|
Response from cyclist7777 |
8th and Court House. Glenwood Springs, Colorado
28 May 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