Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail - Glenwood Springs, CO - Scenic low impact trail along the Colorado River


The Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail winds along the Colorado River through the beautiful Glenwood Canyon. The trail is approximately ten feet wide and paved which provides for a nice biking trail or walking space. Riding along the trail in the western direction proves to be downhill due to the following of the Colorado River. The trail construction was finished in 1995 and today bikers and joggers enjoy a scenic path through towering canyon walls and the sight of the amazing Colorado River.

There are four rest areas along the sixteen mile trail. The rest facilities provide restrooms, fresh drinking water, picnic areas, and telephones. At approximately nine miles into the trail is the Shoshone hydroelectric plant. The plant was built in 1909 and today provides electricity sources to Glenwood Springs.

The ride down the trail is scenic and the paved surface makes for a low impact ride. If looking for a more adventurous or strenuous ride, Glenwood Canyon is not the best bet. There are some off shoot trails that stem off of Glenwood. One of the off shoot trails is known as the Hanging Lake Trail which is located six miles along the Glenwood Canyon Trail.

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Dec 4, 2012 @ 11:11 am
This is a outstanding trial. It is way better to ride back and forth instead of taking the bus to the ending. It has plenty of reststops for a quick stop. You get to see all natures beauty while you get some good exercise.

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