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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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Beautiful, accessible trail

This is a great trail with beautiful scenery and the sounds of river and wildlife for miles. It was a perfect place for my husband, who uses a scooter for mobility, to be able to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 October 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I stayed in Aspen at The Limelight Hotel. Great stay. On her birthday we searched for the Rio Grande trail head/ parking area in town but discovered that there was no designated parking area in town that we could find. We parked conveniently next to a park in town(with the help of our parking pass from The... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Fun area to explore. Biked down to woody creek tavern. Smooth and gentle. Easy to navigate with kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is a great trail with beautiful scenery and the sounds of river and wildlife for miles. It was a perfect place for my husband, who uses a scooter for mobility, to be able to walk with me and the dogs. Great trail!

Thank Amy K
Montrose, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A beautiful bike trail from Carbondale to Aspen and return. It's along the old railroad grade so their are no steep hills, just a pleasant ride along the Roaring Fork. The trail is across the river from the highway and is car traffic free crossing only a few roads nearer to Aspen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Beautiful trail, well-maintained---& easy to do, for walking, hiking, bicycling, etc. The photo opportunities are terrific, too.

Thank Teresa L
Morris Plains
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great trail to walk or bike through the Roaring Fork Valley. It's paved, not difficult, and offers wonderful views and scenery. It's easy to stop for lunch in various towns. My favorite is Carbonbale.

Thank Amy H
Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Old railroad grade from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, best tackled over 2 days if you are going end to end and back. If you start in Glenwood Springs you are going uphill all the way, but it is very gradual, it took us 4 hours of cycling on a road bike. The trail head in GS will allow you to... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This trail was nominated for trail of the year, and it should have gotten this recognition. It is a rails-to-trails conversion of the Aspen leg of the Rio Grande RR. It is 42 miles of paved trail with no vehicular traffic down the Roaring Fork valley. The scenery is spectacular all the way. We stayed in Glenwood Springs, took the... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Whether you are walking, running, or riding a bike, this is a most amazing way to see Aspen, the Roaring Fork River, and sights down valley. I think that biking will give you the best vantage point to see it all. It is a pretty level route so however you travel the grade is gentle. Do not miss it at... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Well maintained, well signed, gorgeous trail along the former Rio Grande railroad route. So, inclines (and declines) are gradual. It is about 42 miles from end to end, slightly uphill to Aspen, slightly downhill all the way to Glenwood Springs. You will get off in Carbondale and go down Main Street to pick up the trail on the other end... More 

Thank Sarah M

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