Biking and Walking
The City of Glenwood Springs is proud to be designated a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. With an average of 239 sunny days per year, Bicycling is a fun, healthy, and practical way to get around Glenwood Springs.
Riding downtown and looking for a place to park? Use our bike rack finder to find the rack closest to your destination. No rack where you need to go? Let us know! The City is working to increase bike parking in the public right of way. Send your suggestions to the Transportation Manager.
Be Safe While Walking and BikingIt's important to be safe, courteous, and aware on the trail. Check out CDOT's Statewide Bicycling Manual, or these safety videos from the League of American Bicyclists for information and resources on bicycle safety.
Trails in and around Glenwood Springs
The City of Glenwood Springs has a beautiful trail system enabling people to easily get around town by walking or biking and is surrounded by additional trails that can be accessed quickly from downtown. Check out the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Associations map of Glenwood Springs and the surrounding area for ideas and information.
The Regional Bike Network
Rio Grande Trail
The Rio Grande Trail connects Aspen to Glenwood Springs via 44 miles of multi-use trail, uninhibited by vehicular traffic, 33 of which are paved (Aspen to Woody Creek is soft surface). The Rio Grande Trail transitions into the River Trail at 23rd Street in Glenwood Springs. For information on the regional Rio Grande Trail System, visit the RFTA website.
Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path
The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path runs for 16.3 miles from Glenwood Springs to Dotsero, between the Colorado River and I-70 through the stunning Glenwood Canyon. Access to this paved, multi-use trail is near the entrance to the Hot Springs and vapor caves in North Glenwood. The trail is a great way to access Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek, and other popular hiking trails in the Canyon.
The Aspen trail system provides both summer and winter use making it one of the largest trails systems in the state. The trail system provides an almost seamless system, interconnected between Aspen/Snowmass and down valley to Woody Creek and Basalt. To learn more about Aspen’s trail system, visit the Aspen Recreation website. For Snowmass’s trail system, visit the Snowmass Colorado website.
Bikes on Buses
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is more than buses! Bikers are also part of the RFTA system. Bike racks are located on the front of RFTA buses in the summer, accommodating up to four bikes on a first come, first serve basis from selected bus stops between Aspen and Rifle and points in between. Not all bus stops accommodate bike loading, please call 925-8484 for pick up locations. A fee of $2 is charged for each bike.
For additional information, visit the RFTA website.