Rio Grande TrailCurrently Open
- Address: Aspen, CO 81611, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Biking Trail, Family And Kids
One of the more scenic, peaceful and environment-friendly ways to move between Aspen and Glenwood Springs is by hiking on the Rio Grande Trail. The 42-mile trail was previously a railway line between the two winter towns that was converted when the line fell out of operation. The trail is accompanied by the Roaring Fork river for almost all its distance. At some points, the trail intersects the road but apart from that, it is almost entirely quiet and serene. You will often see bicyclists venturing down from one town to the other on this path. Since it is a dog-friendly trail, there are plenty of four-legged members on the track. Autumn is one of the best times to visit the trail thanks to the gorgeous colours. In winter, you will often see skiers on the various patches.
Rio Grande Trail Travel Tips
- You are likely to spot animals and historic buildings along the length of the trail.
- The trail is disabled friendly. Both motorized and non-motorized wheelchairs are allowed on the tracks.
- There are picnic benches and restrooms on the trail.
- You can ride this trail on horseback.
- Buses can drop you off at any end of the trail. Check the RFTA bus schedule for using this option.
How to Reach Rio Grande Trail
- You can hire a car or take a bus to get here.
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22.91% of people who visit Aspen include Rio Grande Trail in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
70% of people start their Rio Grande Trail visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Rio Grande Trail
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Rio Grande Trail