It’s a gorgeous day for a bike ride in the Roaring Fork Valley . . . This November is offering up some truly blue bird cycling days! These Aspen Glen residents are headed off for some adventure!
Just outside the Aspen Glen front gate is the 42 mile long Rio Grande Trail a paved trail along a railway corridor. Turn left at the front gate to head to Glenwood Springs; turn right to head to the towns of Carbondale, Basalt, Woody Creek and Aspen Colorado.
For those that turn right on the trail from the front gate, you’ll pass through the charming town of Carbondale. About 4 four miles from town, a section of the trail follows the Roaring Fork River. (This section is closed seasonally December 1st – April 30th to protect the abundant wildlife). The Rio Grande follows the river in several sections and each is truly amazing! As the trail turns slightly away from the river, Whole Foods and restaurants in Willits are just a mile or so from the the bike path if you feel the need for a snack. Or, continue on to old town Basalt, then to Woody Creek and Aspen. Many cyclists like to stop for lunch at the Woody Creek Tavern – tons of local color, great service and food!
For those that turn left at the front gate, the Rio Grande Trail heads toward Glenwood Springs, home of the Hot Springs Pool, Glenwood Caverns and the Iron Mountain Hot Springs. Be sure to stop to take in the views at the confluence of the Roaring Fork River and Colorado River. From Glenwood, cyclists can the connect to the spectacular Glenwood Canyon Bike Path. Pedal to the Hanging Lake Trail head and beyond! The Glenwood Canyon Trail is 16.3 miles long and follows the Colorado River offering dramatic scenery.
If you are curious about the world of recreational opportunities that life in the Roaring Fork Valley offers, please call, email or text me to discuss needs,wants and desires for your lifestyle.