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Rio Grande Trail

Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail near Aspen

The Rio Grande Trail runs from Glenwood Springs, Colorado to Aspen, Colorado. A great weekend trail plan includes an Amtrak train ride through the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains and then a couple days on the Glenwood Canyon Trail and the Rio Grande Trail. You can find information about this Glenwood Springs Train to Trails Tour at either or

Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Glenwood Springs

Rio Grande bike trail from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado

views of mountains from Rio Grande Trail

One of the unique, inexpensive, and fun options for this 42 mile trail is to ride your bike from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, spend some time in the art galleries, gelato shops, and miscellaneous Aspen stores, then load your bike on the RFTA public transit bus for a ride back to Glenwood Springs. For the perfect end to a great day, enjoy soaking your weary bones in the incredible Glenwood Hot Springs. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Colorado Snacks on a Colorado Trail

If you’re headed out for a day on the Rio Grande Trail, we recommend packing some trail snacks. An easy snacking option is to order either a Colorado Snacks Gift Basket, a Colorado Snacks Gift Box or a Trail Snacks Gift Basket from Hometown Basket, a Colorado gift basket company. These make great trail snacks for your next trail outing or great gifts for fellow outdoor and trail enthusiasts.


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