Roaring Fork Valley


Snowmass Village


Glenwood Springs

The 4 Mountain Connector

Woody Creek


Schedules for download

Bus Rapid Transit

Preguntas Preguntas? Para Informacion en Espanol favor de llamar al 970-384-4950 o click en el correo electronico aqui. Preguntas






The Rio Grande Trail, between Rock Bottom Ranch and Catherine Bridge, closes seasonally from 5 pm on November 30th until 5 pm April 30th. A signed detour route will be in place between Hooks Lane Trailhead parking lot and the Catherine Bridge Trailhead parking lot during the period of the closure. The closure applies to all users of the trail and corridor, including anglers and hunters.


RFTA now has a document listing the Rio Grande Corridor Rules on the
Use of Other Power Driven Mobility Devices. Please click here to view them.


Click on the appropriate item to follow the link. Rio Grande Trail map, Glenwood Springs trail map, Aspen/Pitkin trail map, Snowmass Village summer trails map, Aspen Snowmass Nordic Council, City of Aspen trail map, & Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association.


Click here to download our Special Events application for events on the Rio Grande Trail. To view the trails Rules and Regulations please click here. For more info call 970-384-4975 or click here to email.



Rio Grande Trail Rio Grande Trail Logo

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority manages the greatest portion of the Rio Grande Trail which runs from Glenwood Springs to Aspen, Colorado. The Rio Grande has 42 miles of continuous multi-use trail and is completely protected from vehicular traffic except at intersections. The Rio Grande Trail is a rails to trails project which is built in the Aspen Branch of the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Train operations in the corridor ceased in phases, between the 1960s and the mid 1990s.

In 1997 the right of way corridor was purchased with a combination of funding by local governments, Great Outdoors Colorado, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails, and the Colorado Department of Transportation. This presented an opportnity to explore both transporation and recreation solutions to Highway 82 congestion and trail connectivity challenges in the Roaring Fork Valley. In 2001, RFTA was formed and thus a dedicated funding source for transit and trails was created. RFTA now manages and maintains the trail corridor, in conjunction with Pitkin County Open Space and the City of Aspen, in their respective jurisdictions.

Cyclists must use an audible signal when overtaking other trail users   Carry In Carry Out: please pack out all your trash
No motorized vehicles or equipment of any kind permitted on the trail, regardless of power source   Pet wastes must be disposed of properly
Respect private property - stay on the trail at all times   All dogs must be on leash*
Bicyclists and pedestrians yield to equestrians   Camping, fires and hunting are prohibited
The making of excessive or obnoxious noises in prohibited
   Find your way on the Rio Grande Trail using this Google Map App!