History Hike: Rio Grande Trail

One b/w photograph of trains from the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, first train into Aspen. A large group of people is posed around the trains, including women and children. (according to the Aspen Daily Times, the railroad arrived on October 28, 1887, and a grand celebration was held a few days later)
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Explore the upper terminus of the historical Denver & Rio Grande Railroad along the ever-popular Rio Grande Trail, a public bike path that begins in Aspen and ends in Glenwood Springs. This easy walk will start at the John Denver Sanctuary in Rio Grande Park and will stroll past Hallam Lake along the upper Roaring Fork before crossing the river into the Aspen Meadows campus.

Meets at Rio Grande Park; ends at Aspen Meadows campus (public bus available for return to town).

This easy walk takes place on grassy park areas as well as dirt and paved trails.

Please dress appropriately as the tour will go rain or shine


History Hike: Rio Grande Trail


June 15, 2024 from 10am–12pm


Rio Grande Trail


Free for AHS Lixiviator level and above members