Area Trails

Glenwood Springs has a wide variety of trails and bike paths that cater to all athletic abilities. From steep single tracks and rugged hikes to miles of smoothly paved bike paths, you can enjoy playing in the mountains all year long! 



  • West Elk Loops: New Castle
  • Babbish Gulch: Sunlight
  • Upper and Lower Wulfsohn: Glenwood Springs
  • Spring Gulch: Carbondale
  • Merriam Gulch: Carbondale
  • Rio Grande Trail*: from Aspen to Carbondale
  • Snowmass Golf Course: Snowmass Village
  • Aspen Golf Course: Aspen
  • Ashcroft: Aspen
  • Maroon Creek Rd: Aspen

*Conditions Permitting

Safety Tips:

Whenever planning a back country hike, even just a day hike, it's important to bring along these essential items:

  • Navigation: Map, compass, altimeter, GPS device, personal locator beacon (PLB) or satellite messenger
  • Sun Protection: UV-protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen
  • Headlamp or flashlight: It's smart to have one in your pack even for day-trips in case of an emergency. Remember extra batteries!
  • Organize a good first aid kit: For some great tips on this please check out
  • Fire starters
  • A knife or multitool
  • Lightweight emergency bivvy