The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail

Canyon Bikes is located 1 block from the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail. The trail, probably one of the most scenic bike rides in all of Colorado, follows the Colorado River for 16.2 miles. Many riders return year after year, season after season, to enjoy a day of biking surrounded by nature.  

Trail Highlights

Along the trail you will find 4 rest areas with restrooms, fresh drinking water, telephones and picnic facilities. You will see towering canyon walls, the roaring rapids of the Colorado River, limestone and granite cliffs, natural hot springs, colorful freight and passenger trains, local flora & fauna, quaint riverside picnic areas, and more. Our shuttle service allows you to ride in the downriver direction.

Along the ride watch our Blue Sky rafters run the Shoshone rapids.  

There are three beautiful hiking trails: Hanging Lake Trail, Grizzly Creek Trail, and the Jess Weaver Trail. The most popular is the Hanging Lake Trail. Ask at the bike shop for more details about these amazing hikes. READ MORE...

Glenwood Canyon is Colorado nature at its finest. If you have never done this ride, you should. These are views that you simply cannot see anywhere else. You will not be disappointed.

Recommended Options

We recommend the Canyon Shuttle

This is by far our most popular option. Canyon Bikes provides the premier and original licensed shuttle service into Glenwood Canyon. If you bring a picnic and include a side hike, the shuttle allows for more of the day to enjoy the wonders arround you. This option makes your canyon biking experience almost entirely downhill and makes it easier for all members of the family to enjoy.

The shuttle, bike ride and hike option typically takes 4+ hours to complete. You won’t be disappointed! READ MORE...

Rent your bike by the hour and leave from our bike shop.

Take your bike into the Canyon, head towards Aspen on the Rio Grand Trail, or stay close and explore Glenwood Springs and the surrounding areas. 

No matter which option you choose, you will certainly love the views and scenery of our quaint valley and all it has to offer.