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Glenwood Springs/Rifle area trails

 

Page Type: Area/Bike Park

Location: Colorado, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 39.57182°N / 107.47925°W

Trail Type: Mountain

 

Page By: EYEintheSKY

Created/Edited: Oct 17, 2008 / Jun 9, 2009

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Overview

Glenwood and vicinity are home to many quality mountain bike trails. Most of the goods in this area are quality singletracks losing giant ammounts of elevation as they descend from alpine heights to the Colorado River far below. Climbing gravel roads is the norm here, and the rewards are worth it.

Getting There

Glenwood Springs lies along Interstate 70 and the Colorado River, in western Colorado. By the highway it is about one and a half hours east from the Utah border, or three hours west of Denver.

Red Tape

Several of the finest trails in this area are of threatened access. Wilderness advocates (bless their hearts, they DO care about what they do) are eyeballing several new slices of the Flat Tops above New Castle for designation. Riding these trails and finding out what there is to lose is highly encouraged:

Clark Ridge/Mansfield Ditch trail

Cherry Creek Trail

External Links

The Gear Exchange bike shop in Glenwood Springs[

Camping

Camping is abundant once you are above it all on the Flat Tops. Also there are campgrounds on Rifle Creek north of Rifle administered by the city and at Rifle Gap and Rifle Falls State Parks