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Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail

Glenwood Springs, CO
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Beautiful ride along the river

We love this trail. It has hills, and you can ride for quite a while. We usually go about 5 miles... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Colorado Springs, Colorado
via mobile
Beautiful views at every turn

This trail is quite amazing as we were bussed up the canyon for a smooth downhill ride into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ronald S
Mount Clare, West Virginia
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This bike trail winds through a canyon and offers scenic vistas of the Colorado River.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the river” (111 reviews)
Glenwood Springs, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this trail. It has hills, and you can ride for quite a while. We usually go about 5 miles out from the Vapor Caves in Glenwood and then rest at a rest stop and then head back. This trip we were blessed with...More

Thank Colorado5689
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This trail is quite amazing as we were bussed up the canyon for a smooth downhill ride into Glenwood Springs. If you enjoy biking and think 16 miles is too long...you can pretty much not pedal most of it.

Thank Ronald S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This fabulous trail was created when it was decided that I-70 through Glenwood Canyon could only be constructed with the strictest ecologic standards. It was only allowed if the beautiful Colorado River was not harmed and the many tributaries also could not be harmed. This...More

Thank davidlI5106MM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful bike run. You are along the river and other amazing scenery! The bike rental shops are super friendly and accommodating! The whole town of Glenwood Springs is an example of amazing customer service.

5  Thank Chris K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I grew up in Colorado and took many trips on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. The highway meandered next to the Colorado River. The new highway is a spectacular engineering achievement, but I miss being close to the water. So, on a recent trip, we brought...More

3  Thank COLOHUT
Reviewed 17 April 2017

This a great bike trail. It goes right from downtown Glenwood Springs into scenic Glenwood Canyon. If you're lucky, you may get to see some big horn sheep up close as they tend to gather near the trail.

2  Thank DJFood32
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived with our bikes to take a casual ride in the canyon. Much to our dismay we found signs saying the bike trail is closed without explanation. We drove over half the canyon and saw no reason for the closure. Thanks government for protecting...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 20 March 2017

It's a great trail with a lot of willife to be seen. Lots of hills, but take your time and keep a positive attitude & IT CAN BE DONE! I know this because I am on over weight, middle aged woman (that with a little...More

1  Thank 52cindy
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We started the ride at the east end of Glenwood Canyon. It's downhill most of the way back to Glenwood Springs. Astoundingly beautiful canyon. I'm glad we had plenty of time to enjoy the ride and spectacular surroundings. The only dicey part was an area...More

1  Thank LittletonArtist
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We, my 16 year old son and his friend, rented bikes in Glenwood springs and rode up to hanging lake, hiked it too. This bike trail goes along the Colorado river and has some beautiful scenery. We hit 2 great rest stops with indoor bathrooms,...More

1  Thank Danny Jamie B
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Is doing the whole trail out and back from Glenwood Springs for a couple in their 50s, or would you suggest being taken out in the shuttle and biking back?
31 May 2017|
Response from Shufesco | Reviewed this property |
Which direction? East past Hanging Lake Trail yes. It will be predominantly up hill out. Next to a river all the way. You could lock your bikes and do the trail too. South to Aspen is about 80 miles round trip. Probably... More
Cyndy O
Hi, I can't seem to find any company renting bicycles (or the one-way shuttle) in November. Is it a seasonal activity?
4 November 2016|
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Response from LP303 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on weather. Once snow falls, you don't want to be riding a bike on the trail. Also, as the water rises in the Colorado River, the trail closes, as part of it becomes submerged in the river. Last year, the snow... More
Yad W
is there a place i can rent bikes that have a buggy for a baby or booster seat on bike
24 August 2016|
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Response from Cmax7 | Reviewed this property |
I think so we rented at canyon bikes call them to confirm. They're very professional. Have fun!