"Would you like a glass of wine?"
|Mt. Sopris from the Rio Grande Trail|
The theme of the Rio Grande Trail Everytrail guide is how to enjoy the swanky town of Aspen for a not-so-swanky price. Of course, as always, the guide includes the ubiquitous trail map, points-of-interest, trail photos, and trail description. But in addition to the everyday, "this is here and that is there" type description, I tried to give a little taste of the trail experience rather than just the trail details.
Here are some of my favorite Rio Grande Trail memorable characteristics:
|trail bridge over the Roaring Fork River|
- The trail starts in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, one of the premiere adventure travel hotspots with whitewater rafting, top-notch hiking trails, ziplines, Segway trail tours, and of course biking trails.
- The Rio Grande Trail is 42 miles long, perfect for a day of pedaling and touring.
- Even getting to Glenwood Springs is fun with Amtrak service that lets you off right by the famous hot springs, hotels, restaurants and, best of all, two world-class bike trails.
- Aspen is a blast just to hang out, people watch, visit art galleries, and eat lots o' gelato.
- The RFTA transit system makes your return trip a cinch since it's found in handy locations and welcomes bikes on the bus racks.