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Rio Grande Trail

Aspen, CO
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“bike ride” (35 reviews)
Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

This is a perfect trail for running, biking, or walking. You can spot wildlife and listen to the sounds of the water rushing past. Great trail for all ages. The entire walk is relatively flat and it is to access from town.

Thank Kerry M
Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Relaxing and beautiful bike ride of only mild difficulty ( on way back to aspen ) great views of Roaring Fork river and some amazing homes. Fun and good lunch at Woodys Tavern in Woody Creek. Cash only at the restaurant!

Thank nealkras
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Easy sidewalk type trail along the river. Be sure to walk through the beautiful John Denver sanctuary along the path with flowers, boulders, running streams.

Thank etang
Reviewed 8 July 2015

The Rio Grande Trail is a paved (there are 2 miles of unpaved left in Aspen) bike/pedestrian path that winds along the Roaring Fork River, cattle ranches and mountains. It's absolutely gorgeous. You can ride all the way down to Glenwood Spring. A great way...More

1  Thank Aspenfunnygal
Reviewed 2 July 2015

A lovely walk or bike ride along the Roaring Fork river...feel like you're in the wilderness even in the middle of the city! Admire the outrageously priced houses among the trees or just enjoy the peace and quiet.

Thank verdesci
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We could have cruised to Basalt. Biked about 5 miles out. Great look at the nature surrounding Aspen. Canyons, raging rapids of the Roaring Fork, waterfalls. So many things to see, not to mention the solar system info tour at many of the checkpoints along...More

Thank Todd M
Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Read good things about this trail online. I wanted to get some higher elevation training in since Grand Junction is only 4700ft. The trail is very beautiful! I started in the Aspen side so majority of the ride was downhill. Wide open paved trail with...More

Thank Maegan F
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We biked the Rio Grande to Woody Creek Tavern tours. The views are spectacular along the river and the ride is unforgettable! We did a morning ride with Blazing Adventrues (ask for Matt). We began our ride at the John Denver Sanctuary and ended in...More

2  Thank Kohlx4
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Our favorite thing to do on warm-weather trips to Aspen is to rent bikes in Aspen and ride along the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Tavern for lunch. It's a fairly flat ride (though a tiny bit uphill after lunch), but it's a wonderful...More

1  Thank Okporters
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Nice bike ride down to glenwood except for one section not paved. If you have a nice road bike you need to be careful. Easy to catch a RFTA bus back to Aspen all buses have bike racks too.

1  Thank Tuckersman
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Carla B
29 August 2016|
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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
4 August 2016|
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Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
We rented our bikes (and subsequently bought them, since we come every year and have a residence interest at the Ritz) from Four Mountain Sports. The rental and subsequent purchase were quite reasonable. (970) 920-2337
Eileen W
13 July 2015|
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Response from Aspenfunnygal | Reviewed this property |
It's about 9 miles if you are picking up the trail at the Basalt high school. Might be a little less if you are taking the spur trail from downtown Basalt and picking up the Rio Grande trail (there's a trail junction 1/2... More