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Not as great as I remembered...better for biking

We picked up the trail in downtown Aspen - specifically behind the post office on Puppy Smith... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim5164
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Trail that goes through town

The Rio Grande Trail offers stunning views of the river while winding through town. The path is... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Shanna S
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“woody creek” (28 reviews)
“bike ride” (32 reviews)
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Aspen, CO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We picked up the trail in downtown Aspen - specifically behind the post office on Puppy Smith Street (such a cute name!) where there is free parking. We walked 8 miles to Woody Creek where we had lunch at their infamous tavern. The menu is...More

Thank Kim5164
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

The Rio Grande Trail offers stunning views of the river while winding through town. The path is paved and snow removed during the winter months to allow for stress-free walking/hiking. There are benches along the way to sit for a few minutes and soak in...More

Thank Shanna S
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Great way to see nature in the valley. The section from Willits to Catherine store road is incredible.

Thank Folk45
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This 42 mile trail starts in Aspen and flows gentley down valley to Glenwood Springs. You can ride your bike and then take a local RFTA bus back into Aspen. Check at the Ruby Park Bus depot fir the bike pick up locations. Great for...More

Thank Barbara F
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Gotta take a bike ride on the Rio Grande Trail, go see Maroon Bells and see the colors of Independence Pass while visiting Aspen!

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 27 September 2017

The first thought that came to my mind when I encountered the Rio Grande Trail in Colorado was: Why doesn't every state, particularly Illinois, have one of these? As someone who thinks bicyclists tread too much on pedestrians and automobile drivers, the Rio Grande Trail...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A quick bike rental at several places around town yields sites many miss when visiting Aspen! My favorite thing to do is to take a ride on the Rio Grande Trail. Starting just behind the Police station you can pick up the trail and ride...More

2  Thank Johnny M
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We did an 8.5 Mile Bike ride down to Woods Tavern and had lunch then to a cab back to our hotel.Rented bikes at Aspen Sport at the Hyatt Hotel.

Thank Moondogcreations
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Loved this trail! We rode from Aspen to Carbondale, about 30 miles, and had a great time! I'm not a serious biker and rented a bike in Aspen, so any level of ability can ride this trail. Mostly downhill and flat and great scenery along...More

Thank Tari E
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We rented bikes in Aspen and set off on the Rio Grande Bike Trail. We rode all the way to the town of Basalt. It is mostly downhill so even though it was 20 miles to the town of Basalt, it was not very hard....More

2  Thank dilly4j
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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
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wetakethekids
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
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Eileen W
14 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
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