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Quick Facts

Rio Grande Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,346 Feet (2239.1 Meters)
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 10.6 Miles (17.1 Kilometers) From Woody Creek to Basalt
Season: Year-round Seasonal detours may apply
Usage: Heavy

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General Description

The most accessible and popular of all the trails in the Aspen area, the Rio Grande Trail follows the old Denver and Rio Grande Railroad bed along the Roaring Fork River. It is possible to follow this trail along the old scenic railroad corridor all the way from the post office in Aspen to Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. The Rio Grande Trail is a paved trail for Hiking, biking and cross-country skiing. This section of trail travels through Snowmass Canyon, over HWY 82 and through The Roaring Fork Club. The trail stays close to the Roaring Fork River for most of the way.

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Visitor Information:

Aspen Ranger District, 806 W. Hallam , Aspen, CO, 81611, Phone: 970-925-3445


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