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 day.
Completed in 2008, it follows the Roaring Fork River and links Glenwood Springs with Aspen, Colorado. This rails-to-trails project gains roughly 2,100 feet over 42 miles, a gentle incline that makes for a pleasant ride. Many cyclists do portions of the trail, from Glenwood Springs to Carbondale, for example.
There’s plenty to see on this ride too! Look for historic old ranch buildings, bald eagles soaring above the river, herds of elk passing the hours in the wide open meadows, and the majestic landmark Mount Sopris in the distance.