There are lots of road biking options in Carbondale. “Most Popular” doesn’t always mean best, but it does mean these are the trails people are biking a lot. Here are 5 of the most popular road biking options in Carbondale:
1. Crystal Valley Trail
The Crystal Valley Trail is a nice wide paved path near the Crystal River. The follows alongside Highway 133 and currently ends at a KOA campground.
2. Rio Grande Trail
The Rio Grande Trail is a nice wide paved path stretching from Aspen to Glenwood.
3. Thompson Creek Road (CR 108)
Thompson Creek Road climbs from it’s crossing over the Crystal River up to Spring Gulch, where flat beautiful views of the Thompson Divide area surround you.
4. Hardwick Bridge Road (CR 109)
Hardwick Bridge Road is a paved backroad from Carbondale to Ironbridge community linking back to Highway 82 and the Rio Grande Trail.
5. Cattle Creek Loop
Cattle Creek Loop is a great road bike loop connecting Cattle Creek Road, Catherine Store Road, and Rio Grande Trail. The loop is enjoyable clockwise as well as counter clockwise.