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This is a wonderful dirt, gravel and asphalt trail that is perfect for cycling

We've ridden this 15mi trail many, many times from Aspen to Basalt. It is downhill from Aspen and... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Coastman3
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Palo Alto, California
Beautiful scenic bike ride

We rented bikes from Four Mountain Sports located in Aspen and Snow Mass, Colorado. We picked up... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
penelope6
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

We've ridden this 15mi trail many, many times from Aspen to Basalt. It is downhill from Aspen and takes you next to, then up above and along the Roaring Fork River all the way to Basalt. It is a challenging ride back, because you face...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2016

We rented bikes from Four Mountain Sports located in Aspen and Snow Mass, Colorado. We picked up the Rio Grande path in downtown Aspen and rode to Woody Creek. It was mostly a downhill paved road so an easy ride. At times I was speeding...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

Aspen is surrounded by hiking trails suitable for anyone--youngsters to alpine experts. The investment in signage, trail maintenance, etc. is impressive. Stop by the Visitor Information Center near Main Street to get trail maps. The Rio Grande Trail starts very nearby, is very accessible and...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2016

Two years ago we rode uphill from GWSprings to Carbondale, and glided back downhill to GWSprings. This year we decided to take the shuttle offered by Glenwood Adventures. $39 includes bike rental. They dropped us off in Carbondale, and first we rode gently uphill to...More

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Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

We rode the Rio Grande Trail from Carbondale to Basalt. Great ride, good scenery and not too difficult. The trail is very well maintained

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Reviewed August 11, 2016

Get out of Aspen and see the countryside! We got bikes from the hotel and got on to the Trail (very easy to find). We rode for a few hours, beautifully maintained trail and lovely scenery, of course.

Thank duckleader
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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Some of the bike rentals include free shuttle return and some hotels offer free bikes. It's a relatively easy 9 mile ride, mostly downhill, (I was riding a one-speed bike) to Woody Creek Tavern along the Rio Grande Trail. The ride starts off in a...More

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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Easy to access, not very hilly makes for a beautiful and easy trail for a hike- as I understand it goes all the way to Basalt, one can easily choose a distance that makes sense. This is very clearly a very popular bike path and...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

The trail is a rather easy bike ride. I saw lots of families. You can ride a few or many miles out of Aspen. Just remember that although the incline is gradual, you are riding down from Aspen and up when riding back.

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

A few tips whether you are walking or ride this trip from Aspen. 1. Think about safety - too many people walk without regard for bikers coming by in either directions. 2. Riders should always announce themselves as walker s may veer out into their...More

1  Thank Eugene S
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Carla B
August 28, 2016|
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Response from marlosbenedini2015 | Reviewed this property |
Carla, in addion to bike rental stores, Aspen now offers Bike rentals in many points of the town ; those ones you just slide your CC and go. Great bikes, and rates are very affordable. The drop off place does not need to be... More
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wetakethekids
August 3, 2016|
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Response from Coastman3 | Reviewed this property |
We rented our bikes (and subsequently bought them, since we come every year and have a residence interest at the Ritz) from Four Mountain Sports. The rental and subsequent purchase were quite reasonable. (970) 920-2337
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Eileen W
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Aspenfunnygal | Reviewed this property |
It's about 9 miles if you are picking up the trail at the Basalt high school. Might be a little less if you are taking the spur trail from downtown Basalt and picking up the Rio Grande trail (there's a trail junction 1/2... More
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