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Glenwood Springs, CO Hiking Trails
Glenwood Canyon, which has been carved by the Colorado River for over 3 million years, is 16 miles of hikes, biking and river rafting.
The Glenwood Canyon hiking and biking trail is great for all ages and abilities. The trail is flat and easy along the Colorado River. The trail is redolent with picnic areas, restrooms, disabled services and parking. Hike a half mile from town to Doc Holliday’s memorial at Linwood Cemetery. For a steeper hike, take the Jeanne Golay trail up Red Mountain. View the valley floor and several rivers from the summit. Other trails for the avid hikers include Hanging Lake, Grizzly Creek and the Storm King Mountain Creek.
For the visitor who wants to take to two wheels instead of four, Glenwood Springs has a plethora of bike trails. Bike the river trail along the Roaring Fork River, blaze the Rio Grande Trail or explore the Glenwood Canyon trail. Glenwood Springs offers several bike rental venues.
For the extreme adventurers, the Colorado and Roaring Fork Rivers boasts rapids with names like Tombstone and Upper Superstition. Employ guides from several rafting companies in town to help you traverse the white waters. For families with children, there are calmer waters to experience. Rafting trip availability usually lasts from some time in April to mid-October.
Visit the Glenwood Springs "Glenwood Canyon" page for details about great hiking, biking and rafting trips.