Explore the most popular mountain biking trails near Glenwood Springs with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Had a blast but more people have to pay attention to the leash law. I do and it annoys me that others don't.

3 months ago

Take your gps, otherwise who knows where you’ll end up! There are no trail markers. I followed the AllTrails gps. I went on a hot day. I would go on a cool day if I was you! My dog and I went through 4 liters of water. First part of trail is uphill and a good workout. The rest is a mix. I took lots of pictures and stopped for water breaks. It took us 3 hrs 15 mins. I’m a physically fit 62 year old. I’m sure young whippersnappers could do it faster

the train is sick for mountain biking, not a easy ride for a green horn, bike the mountaim, become a mountain man!

3 months ago

This is an absolutely beautiful trail, if you can find it. Here are some directions to help you. First, your GPS will take you to a neighborhood, and this is correct. The trail head is at the dead end of 8th St. to your left. You'll see a small red sign directing you. There is nowhere to park directly near the trail head, so you'll just have to find street parking. The visitor's center said you won't be ticketed or towed.
When you first get to the trail head you will see 3 trails that appear to go in 3 different directions, any of these three will actually get you up in the same direction. I personally recommend the trail to your far right. Once you get to the top of that hill stay to your left and look for a bench. If you pass that bench you are on the right trail. If you do not pass the bench turn back. There is an incredibly steep trail that leads upwards, I mistakenly followed this trail and had to back track. This trail is not part of the official trail.

Hope this is helpful to you guys as it is information I wish that I had before starting the hike. The view is worth the hike!

3 months ago

We were excited to go hiking on this trail but could never find it! Very disappointed that it was so confusing to find, looked around for over an hour
:( still not sure where you are supposed to go.

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Pretty curving trails with stunning views of the mountains! We actually stopped and tent camped here! Would reccomend to anyone!

4 months ago

The defiance trail sections was excellent for trail running!

awesome single track

Beautiful hike!

5 months ago

Nice trail. Sometimes hard to follow. Beautiful aspens and conifers. Some wild flowers, some spots pretty steep. Lots of cow poo...

Amazing. I road my bike and around every curve was another picture moment. It was so interesting to see the changes in the flow of the Colorado River. The Canyon walls were majestic, souring, stunning. I hope I get to ride it again.

5 months ago

Very nice hike.

Gorgeous views from the top! The trail doesn’t have a finite ending but the views at the top are stunning! There is a steeper more direct path that goes to the same place at the top but this trail is a winding road going up. We saw lots of wildflowers, a bunny, and some chipmunks on the trail.

Very nice hike. Would recommend taking the trail as opposed to the road. The trail is pretty steep but enhances the experience! Great views at the top.

road biking
5 months ago

Really beautiful and not very crowded on a Sunday afternoon. I started in Glenwood and went to Aspen; the incline is steady but very doable for a fairly novice biker! I took the bus back which was lovely (though a bit pricy). I will do it again but bring more snacks next time.

TIP: The bus stops allowing bikes at 7:30pm

5 months ago

Really cool trail. Pretty views and the road is easy to walk along. Saw enough people to not feel desolate but few enough to feel peaceful. Watch for mountain bikers!

This trail is separate from "lookout mountain" to get to actual lookout mountain you're looking at a 4+ mile hike 1 way. We did this trail on 6/9/18 and were pretty disappointed to find that it was not taking us to lookout mountain, the trail "end" on all trails literally was just a spot along the trail. We kept going, but were unsure of how far the actual summit was from where we were. If you want to get to the summit of lookout mountain, I would seriously recommend doing some research before heading out. We found this trail on all trails and headed out, wish I would have known more before hiking.

As far as this trail that is on all trails goes, it does offer some great views of Glenwood Springs, and the nearby mountains. We didn't see any wildlife, and nothing else notable or spectacular about this hike. The trail is mainly a single track dirt/crushed rock path. There are some wider areas.

The trail itself is primarily used for mountain biking, and quite honestly, for hiking it's a pain to get to from Glenwood Springs, and there is NO parking at the trail head, so you must find a spot on a nearby street and walk up to the trail head. If you're looking for some seclusion though, this is the hike for you! The trial is almost 100% sun exposed, so take plenty of water. We took 164 oz of water for 2 people, and almost drank all of it by the time we were done, I'm sure if we would have stopped where the all trails map ends, we would have been fine.

6 months ago

The trail is poorly marked and has regular traffic. Lovely views up and down- a good up hill work out.

great views!! Trail is wide and used by paragliding company.

Rode this trail 15 miles on bicycles that we rented from Canyon Bikes! So gorgeous and enjoyed every minute!

6 months ago

Awesome views and super peaceful at the top but it did not have well marked trails at the various forks... had I not downloaded the map I would have been in trouble (no cell service either so can’t follow that way)... but regardless it was def a recommended trail!

6 months ago

Got lost on this trail right at the end. The trail has a few forks and it started sleeting and our phones died! We found our way to the resort, though, so we weren't too lost.

good hike nice views

Hiking along the majestic Colorado River with my wife is a dream come true for us. We went from Grizzly Creek Rest area to Hanging Lake Rest area and back; a little over 7 miles. Relatively Easy hike.
Beautiful day to hike.
Good amount of water rushing through.
A few kayakers on the river. A few bicyclists.
Not many people in the trail.
W took a lot of great pictures.
We would recommend this trail for any out-of-state visitors to get an idea of how how beautiful Colorado is.

on Red Mountain Trail

8 months ago

Spectacular views! Great views of Glenwood and Mount Sopris. There are are a couple of different trails. This trail is very close to town. Both trails plus the road will get you to the cross at the top. The trails were a mix of snow, ice and mud. Yak tracks good but be prepared to take them on and off. It is doable without yak tracks. Lots of history.

Hiked the trail up and walked the road down. The entire trip was snow-covered but very passable with a few ice spots. Fantastic views at several spots.

10 months ago

Fantastic hike with lots of scenic views. You can take the road or the trail up to the top. I highly recommend the trail. There are many different offshoots, so we started on Fall Line and ended on Cross Trail all the way up to the cross. Hiking it in winter, the snow was fairly compact, but yaktrax or similar is a must. There were some slick spots and parts of the trail are fairly steep, so you'll want the traction.
In a couple of places when crossing the road, the trail seemed to disappear on the other side. Just jump on the road for a switchback or two and you'll reaquire the trail. Fantastic views at the top! Will definitely do this trail again!

Hard to find the trailhead, but worth it when you do. Park at the final parking area before the road turns into a ranch private road. Then when you see the fire ring, turn left and walk through the grass until you see a small trailhead. It is near the Rifle Water sign. You’ll cross a covered log over the creek and the trail is easy from there. One of my favorite hikes. It has great variation, isn’t too challenging, and it has AMAZING views. In the summer, the wildflowers are amazing. You feel like you’re on top of the world.

Beautiful and simple paved trail. Great for a leisure day of biking.

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