Glenwood Canyon Trail

Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601

Elevation Gain1,130ft
Trailhead Elevation6,120ft
Elevation Min/Max5779/6126ft
Elevation Start/End6120/6120ft

Glenwood Canyon Trail

Glenwood Canyon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 13.7 miles long and begins at 6,120 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 14.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,130 feet. The Auto, Glenwood Canyon Trailhead, Truck/Camper/Bus, and Auto parkings and the Glenwood Canyon E Trailhead parking are near the trailhead. The Auto, Autos, Truck/Camper/Bus, Bus/Camper/Truck, Truck/Bus/Camper Parking, Auto, Truck/Bus/Camper, and Auto parkings can be seen along the trail. There is also parking along the trail. This trail connects with the following: Hanging Lake Trail.

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Road Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides)
Robert Hurst
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"A bike-path cruise unlike any other, following the Colorado River and I-70 down Glenwood Canyon. Do you think they’ll go for it? Here you are, hurtling down I-70 to visit your in-laws in Salt Lake City, or the trails of Moab, when you have a fascinating thought. Maybe I can get these nice people to drop me and my bike off at the east end of Glenwood Canyon, so I can cruise down that incredible-looking bike path I’ve always wanted to ride. Maybe I can convince them to hang out and wait for me in Glenwood Springs... Should only be an hour or so... I don’t know, it’s worth a try. A one-way, mostly downhill cruise from the east side is certainly the easiest way to bike the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail." Read more
Touring Colorado Hot Springs (Falcon Guides)
Susan Joy Paul
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"Outdoor family swim-and-soak center with lodging located within walking distance of downtown Glenwood Springs." Read more
75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books)
Jason Sumner
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"On the east end of the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail, there’s a tourist sign with the headline “A Grand Boulevard.” The accompanying description explains that the 15-mile stretch of Interstate 70 immediately to the west is considered the “most celebrated stretch of interstate highway in the United States,” an engineering marvel whose construction took thirteen years and cost nearly a half billion dollars." Read more

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Trail Information

Glenwood Springs
Nearby City
Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Hot Springs
Glenwood Springs Quadrangle; White River National Forest; DeLorme: Colorado Atlas & Gazetteer: p. 35, E7.
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Dec 2018