The Best Hiking in Glenwood Springs

Looking for the best hiking in Glenwood Springs? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Glenwood Springs. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Glenwood Springs

  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Doc Holiday Grave Trail

    0.76 mi / 161 ft gain
    Doc Holiday Grave Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Two Rivers Red Mountain Trail

    6.8 mi / 1706 ft gain
    Two Rivers Red Mountain Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Rio Grande Trail

    42.56 mi / 2349 ft gain
    Rio Grande Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Hike the Grizzly Creek Trail

    7.9 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Take exit 121 off Interstate 70 (a rest stop exit), and follow signs to a secondary parking lot near Grizzly Creek. This is a great addition to the nearby Hanging Lake & Spouting Rock hikes just 4 miles East on I-70. Because these two are so popular, Grizzly Creek is a great, not very well kn...
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Quick Hike to South Canyon Hot Springs

    1.0
    0.25 mi
    A short hike takes you to these undeveloped, free use hot springs. While a little hard to find, the pools are great for a hot soak (reported between 100-112 degrees), and you'll have great views as you relax, as well. From the right side of the turnout, you will walk down a hill. After a stream c...
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Hike to Hanging Lake

    4.7
    3.2 mi / 1004 ft gain
    Hanging Lake is a beautifully unique natural wonder. Surrounded by dramatic, pine tree lined cliffs, a unique community of hanging plants thrive beside waterfalls cascading in to this glimmering turquoise pool of water. If this isn’t enough to entice you- the trail leading up to the lake is rathe...
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Hike to Spouting Rock

    4.4
    2.5 mi / 2000 ft gain
    To get to Spouting Rock you need to take the same trailhead as Hanging Lake. I made the hike in the offseason when there was still ice on the trail and using crampons were imperative. The hike to Hanging Lake is rather steep and while it's only about 1.2 miles long it takes about an hour. Once yo...
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  • Glenwood Springs, Colorado

    Babbish Gulch

    3.19 mi / 551 ft gain
    Babbish Gulch is a loop trail located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Trail Run Mushroom Rock and Red Hill

    5.0
    3 mi
    Mushroom Rock sits high above Colorado Highway 82 overlooking the town of Carbondale. With huge views up the Crystal and Roaring Fork River Valleys, terrain that inspires more desert-Utah than Rocky-Mountain-Colorado, this recreation area feels like a getaway even when it is minutes from Main Str...
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale Campground to Roaring Fork River

    7.25 mi / 79 ft gain
    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale Campground to Roaring Fork River is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Red Hill Via Three Poles, Mushroom Rock, Roller Coaster and Skeeter's Ridge Loop

    3.31 mi / 883 ft gain
    Red Hill Via Three Poles, Mushroom Rock, Roller Coaster and Skeeter's Ridge Loop is a loop trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Mushroom Rock

    2.04 mi / 797 ft gain
    Mushroom Rock is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Red Hill via Blue Ribbon and Three Gulch Trail

    2.98 mi / 909 ft gain
    Red Hill via Blue Ribbon and Three Gulch Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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  • New Castle, Colorado

    Medaris Trail

    1.62 mi / 361 ft gain
    Medaris Trail is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near New Castle, Colorado.
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  • New Castle, Colorado

    Beaver Creek Trail to Marion Gulch

    13.2 mi / 2648 ft gain
    Beaver Creek Trail to Marion Gulch is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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  • Carbondale, Colorado

    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale to Mulford

    6.17 mi / 82 ft gain
    Rio Grande Trail: Carbondale to Mulford is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Carbondale, Colorado.
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