Rio Grande Rail Trail

The Rio Grand Trail in Colorado; Managed by GOATS?? The Roaring Fork Valley’s Rio Grande Trail is getting some natural maintenance these days. Rather than spraying harmful herbicides, a crew of 220 goats help chomp down pesky weeds the old-fashioned way - with their teeth!  2018...

 Hard to believe that there are 42 miles in Colorado that are nearly level, take a bike ride on the Rio Grande Rail Trail and you will become a believer.  The Rio Grande Trail is a converted rail road corridor, aka rails-to-trails, that stretches between...

The Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake will knock your socks off on day 4 of your Colorado biking vacation.  Mind blowing scenery and a 9 mile, 1000 vertical foot descent. The Maroon Creek Valley is a classic glacial valley, with the unmistakable U profile.  The valley...

From Railroad to Rail-Trail: The Rio Grande Rail-Trail More than 100 years after its founding, the path of the Rio Grande Railroad continues to transport people through the beautiful Rockies. However, today the people are traveling under their own power. Thanks to a combination of funding...

Transcontinental Bridge Between Colorado and Utah Do you know the history behind the popular Colorado Rio Grande Trail?  Founded in 1870, the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad (D&RG) made its first tracks from Denver to Colorado Springs, but eventually expanded across the Rockies into Utah. The...

This article was produced by the rails-to-trails conservancy.  This is a complete reproduction of their work.  See the original article here.  The rails-to-trails conservancy is the national voice for rails-to-trails and bicycle advocacy.  Learn more about their mission, and consider becoming a member. What Is Railbanking? Railbanking...