Glenwood Canyon Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. It is within White River National Forest. It is 8.3 miles long and begins at 5,752 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 358 feet. The Truck/Camper/Bus, Auto, and Auto parkings are near the trailhead. The Auto, Autos, Truck/Bus/Camper Parking, Auto, Bus/Camper/Truck, and Truck/Camper/Bus parkings can be seen along the trail. There are also restrooms and parking along the trail.
Glenwood Canyon Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"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."
--Robert Hurst, Road Biking Colorado (Falcon Guides).
"Outdoor family swim-and-soak center with lodging located within walking distance of downtown Glenwood Springs."
--Susan Joy Paul, Touring Colorado Hot Springs (Falcon Guides).
"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."
--Jason Sumner , 75 Classic Rides Colorado (The Mountaineers Books).
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