There are lots of running trails in Glenwood. “Most Popular” doesn’t always mean best, but it does mean these are the trails people are running a lot. Here are 5 of the most popular running trails in Glenwoood Springs:
1. Glenwood Canyon Trail
The Glenwood Canyon Trail is a wonderful wide paved path through Glenwood Canyon with cliff walls and the Colorado River winding around this beautiful stretch below Interstate 70.
2. Rio Grande Trail
The Rio Grande Trail is a nice wide paved path following the once Denver & Rio Grande Railroad route that you can run for miles along, all the way to Aspen.
3. Red Mountain Road
Red Mountain Road is a great challenging run on a dirt road up Red Mountain. The Red Mountain Trail (Jeanne Golay Trail) weaves on and off the road which can make for a great mix of dirt road and trail running.
4. Atkinson Canal Trail
The Atkinson Canal Trail is a great paved path along the Roaring Fork River. Add a run by the Cardiff Coke Ovens along the neighboring sidewalks if want a little more distance with some cool history.
5. Grizzly Creek Trail
The Grizzly Creek Trail is a beautiful trail run escape in the Glenwood Canyon. The trail is relatively flat for the first mile following along Grizzly Creek before becoming more of a traditional trail run the the mountains.