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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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"The longest rail-trail in Colorado"

For walkers and runners and joggers and bikers and sight-seers, the Rio Grande Trail follows the course of the Roaring Fork River, between the river and State Highway 82, between... read more

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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For walkers and runners and joggers and bikers and sight-seers, the Rio Grande Trail follows the course of the Roaring Fork River, between the river and State Highway 82, between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale, before heading east to continue paralleling Route 82 to Aspen, a distance of about 50 miles, all paved. It is built upon the Aspen Branch of... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great trail to walk or bike from Aspen towards downvalley since it is downhill. The trail goes about 50 miles so you can go as far as you want. Most the way you're walking or biking besides the river. It is convenient since it is paved,

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Hotel Limelight offered complimentary fat tire bikes to ride. The trail was easy to get to. nice and easy to ride.

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Thank Sharon W
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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 21 October 2016

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

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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!

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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 26 September 2016

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

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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.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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