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Rio Grande Trail

 3.7 (3)

43.5 Miles 70.1 Kilometers


Doubletrack

186' 57 m

Ascent

-2,356' -718 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

7%

Max Grade (4°)

7,890' 2,405 m

High

5,721' 1,744 m

Low

Shared By Mike Pritchard

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World class paved bike path connecting Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs.

Mike Pritchard

Dogs Leashed

Features eMTB allowed

Family Friendly Almost flat paved with plenty of access points to allow for short out and back rides throughout the Roaring Fork valley.

To help protect wildlife habitat, no dogs are permitted at any time between Catherine Bridge Trailhead and Rock Bottom Ranch. In addition, this particular section of trail is seasonally closed Dec. 1, 5pm April 30, 5pm.

Description

The Rio Grande Trail spans the length of the Roaring Fork Valley, use it to connect to numerous singletrack networks, as well as downtown Aspen, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs. One non-paved section of trail remains near Aspen, but that's only for the better if you're on a mountain bike!

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority manages the greatest portion of the Rio Grande Trail, while Pitkin Open Space and Trails manages the up valley portion. The Rio Grande has 42 miles of continuous multi-use trail and is completely protected from vehicular traffic except at intersections. The Rio Grande Trail is a rails to trails project which is built on the Aspen Branch of the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Train operations in the corridor ceased in phases, between the 1960s and the mid 1990s. Learn more about the trail here.

TRAIL ETIQUETTE
Cyclists must use an audible signal when overtaking other trail users .
Pet wastes must be disposed of properly.
Respect private property - stay on the trail at all times.
All dogs must be on leash
Bicyclists and pedestrians yield to equestrian.

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Jun 16, 2018
Leon Cobb
May 19, 2018
Vicente Diez
Jun 23, 2017
Jim Reburn
Aug 21, 2016
Ray Rivera

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#29

in Aspen

#12311

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#29

in Aspen

#1,145

in Colorado

#12,311

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