Map of the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path


Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path Colorado map area

Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path


16.3 miles




Glenwood Springs, No Name, Dotsero


Glenwood Canyon, Colorado River, rest areas, hiking trails


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The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path is a 16.3 mile long paved pathway that follows alongside the Colorado River through Glenwood Canyon in Western Colorado. The western end of the trail is located in Glenwood Springs and the eastern end is located to the west of Dotsero. The trail connects the rest areas along Interstate 70 and has beautiful views of the dramatic limestone cliffs of the narrow canyon and the powerful Colorado River flowing to the west.

The trail also goes past the hiking trail to Hanging Lake. Many of the trail users are people that use the rest stops along Glenwood Canyon and want to take some time to see the majestic canyon.


The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, walking and running. There is a short section where trail users need to use a roadway, but the remainder is a separate path. There are narrow sections of the trail and some sharp turns. The trail can get congested during summer months. Verify the condition of the trail when planning your trip.

Parking, water and restrooms are available an the several rest stops along the interstate.


The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path goes near to the following communities: Glenwood Springs, No Name and Dotsero.

Points of Interest

The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path goes near the following points of interest:

Glenwood Springs Hotel and Hot Springs Pool
No Name Rest Area
Jess Weaver Trailhead
Grizzly Creek Rest Area
Grizzly Creek Trailhead
Hanging Lake Rest Area and Trailhead
Bair Ranch Rest Area
Dotsero Trailhead
End Points

The west end of the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path is located at the end of E. 6th Street to the east of the Glenwood Hotel and Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.

The east end of the path is located at the Dotsero Trailhead, which is at the end of the frontage road on the north side of Interstate 70, 2.75 miles west of the Dotsero Exit.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Glenwood Canyon Recreation Path, Colorado.

Southwest Colorado