Biking / Walking

Bicycle transportation saves an estimated 700 million gallons of fuel annually. Walking or bicycling enables you to say good-bye to traffic congestion and the mounting costs of gasoline, parking and car upkeep. Put leg and pedal power to work for you and start enjoying your daily commute. Walking or Biking to work is great for your mind and body and it's good for the environment, too. When you leave your car at home and pedal to work, you help improve air quality and help decrease the congestion on our highways. Best of all, you can work out before you get to the office and feel energized throughout the day.

Bikes on Buses
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) is more than buses! Bikers are also part of our system. Bike racks are located on the front of our buses in the summer, accommodating up to four bikes on a first come, first serve basis from selected bus stops between Aspen and Rifle and points in between. Not all bus stops accommodate bike loading, please call 925-8484 for pick up locations. A fee of $2 is charged for each bike.

Bike Express
RFTA has a new service called Bike Express. This bus is specially designed for bike riders wishing to travel up and down the Roaring Fork Valley. Half of the bus contains seats for bike commuters and the other half provides special racks for the secure transport of your bike. We are confident that the Bike Express will allow you to safely and quickly transport you bike up and down our valley so that you can commute to work or enjoy the many miles of the Rio Grande Trail.

For additional information, visit the RFTA website.

The Rio Grande Trail Aspen to Glenwood Springs - 44 miles of multi-use trail, uninhibited by vehicular traffic, 33 miles of which is now paved (Aspen to Woody Creek is soft surface).For information on the regional Rio Grande Trail System, visit the RFTA website.

The Aspen trail system provides both summer and winter use making it one of the largest trails systems in the state. The Parks Department manages over 20 miles of hard surface, soft surface and single-track trails. All of our trails are multi-use trails, unless otherwise noted. Please follow all posted closures and permitted uses like walking, hiking, rollerblading, horseback riding and biking. The trail system provides an almost seamless system, interconnected between Aspen/Snowmass and down valley to Woody Creek and Basalt. While on the trails, be sure to take in all the natural surrounding beauty. To learn more about Aspen’s trail system, visit the Aspen Recreation website. For Snowmass’s trail system, visit the Snowmass Colorado website.

Glenwood Springs Trail System
The City of Glenwood Springs has a beautiful trail system enabling people to easily get around town by walking or biking. The River Trail starts at 23rd and Grande Ave. and continues to the confluence of the Colorado River and the Roaring Fork River. The confluence can be seen from Two Rivers Park. View a map of the Glenwood Spring's trail system for more information.

Be safe while walking and biking!