Trail Guide

Glenwood Springs, CO Trail Guide

 From paved pathways to narrow single tracks and steep mountain treks to leisurely riverside strolls, Glenwood Springs has options for all skill levels. Trails vary in length and level of difficulty, but with so many available choices, hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers and road bikers will all find the perfect trail that takes them off the beaten path.

Hanging Lake is a crystal-clear, travertine lake located high atop the cliffs of Glenwood Canyon. The mile-long hike is steep and rigorous, but rewarding. 

Grizzly Creek in Glenwood Canyon

Grizzly Creek is one of several tributary streams that feeds into the Colorado River. The out and back trail meanders along the creek for several miles of spectacular, towering cliffs.

Glenwood Canyon Bike Path

Named for the u-shaped bend in the Colorado River between No Name and Glenwood Springs, Horseshoe Bend is a quiet city park and the perfect place to watch the scenery roll by.

No Name Trail Head

In addition to Hanging Lake and Grizzly Creek, this is yet another spectacular trail located in Glenwood Canyon. The trail follows No Name Creek and is horse- and hound- friendly.

Red Mountain Trail Head

Hard work is rewarded with panoramic vistas of the Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers, Mt. Sopris and the Elk Range in the distance. Views to the north and west include Storm King Mountain.

Through the Eyes of a Firefighter

When the winds unexpectedly shifted on July 6, 1994, a wildfire on Storm King Mountain trapped and killed 14 young wildland firefighters. This trail is a memorial to those brave men and women.

Paved Glenwood Springs Trail

This multi-use trail with an easy grade that is accessible to people of all ages and abilities. Take a morning or evening stroll along this trail that hugs the bank of the Roaring Fork River.

Doc Holliday Hike

Glenwood Springs’ most famous outlaw rests somewhere in Linwood Cemetery, though no one knows the exact location. Hike the short trail to “Doc’s” marker, and peruse historic grave sites.

Babbish Trail Marker

During the winter, Babbish Gulch is a favorite destination for Nordic skiers and snowshoers; in the warmer seasons the trail becomes a destination for day hikers and mountain bikers.

Centnenial Trail Head

Located in a neighboring New Castle, hike just a portion of the trail or leave early and go for the long haul on this 18-mile out and back.

Hadley Gulch in New Catle

The time invested hiking Hadley Gultch this trail can yield excellent wildlife viewing opportunities; turkey vultures, deer, elk and the occasional snake are often spotted here.

Couple Hiking Glenwood Springs

Located in the Flat Tops Wilderness, the Wagon Wheel Trail is named after the carts that ferried goods from near Heart Lake down to the original logging camps in the area.

Family Biking the Glenwood Canyon

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail provides easy access to Glenwood Canyon and the Colorado River, making these natural wonders ideal for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.

Rio Grande Trail in Glenwood Springs

This rails-to-trails paved path follows the Roaring Fork River from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, and is ideal for people of all ages and skill levels. Enjoy it in sections or ride the entire length in a single day. 

Hike Boy Scout Trail

Considered by mountain biking aficionados to be one of the best rides in town, Boy Scout Trail is a roller coaster ride that drops cyclists into the heart of Glenwood Springs.

Wulfsohn Trail in Glenwood Springs

Just over four miles in length, this trail is ideal for polishing the technical aspects of mountain biking close to town. Narrow passages, gullies and rollicking downhills keep riders coming back.

Transfer Trail in Glenwood Springs

Hard work pays off when riders reach the pinnacle of Windy Point on the Flat Tops. Sheer cliffs drop straight down, but there are plenty of places to sit back and take in the views.

Family bike riding in Glenwood Canyon

Glenwood’s extensive and varied network of biking includes both gradual inclines on river and rail corridors and off-road trails that up the level of difficulty for mountain biking enthusiasts.

Rent kids bikes in Glenwood Springs

In addition to selling and servicing bicycles of all types including road bikes, mountain bikes and fat bikes, Glenwood’s many cycling shops also provide a fleet of bike rentals for visitors.