Glenwood Springs Area

  

Glenwood Springs area from above with a light dusting of snow

Glenwood Springs is a good starting point for excursions into the southeastern Flat Tops, Glenwood Canyon, and the Roaring Fork Valley. From Glenwood Springs, users can access miles of motorized and non-motorized trails, all of which lead into rugged and scenic parts of the White River National Forest. Nearby attractions include Grizzly and No Name Creek Canyons, the Transfer Trail OHV/4WD route, Mitchell Creek Trail, the Fourmile Park area, and Sunlight Mountain Resort.

The Glenwood Springs area includes trails that are open to foot, horse, bicycle, and motorized use (check travel rules on individual trails before heading out). This area features numerous creeks and lakes, many of which provide good fishing opportunities. During the winter months, this area is a great place for snowmobiling and snowshoeing. Other recreation opportunities include dispersed camping, big game hunting, and wildlife viewing. 

All services, including food, gas, and lodging, are available in Glenwood Springs. Visit the Sunlight Ski Area page to learn more about alpine skiing opportunities on the neighboring Aspen-Sopris Ranger District.

At a Glance

Open Season: Late May
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Busiest Season: Hunting season
Restrictions: Roads are closed to wheeled motorized use from Nov 23 to May 20th. Over-the-snow motorized use is allowed during these times, subject to snow conditions. View Motor Vehicle Use Maps.
Closest Towns:  Glenwood Springs, CO
Water: Available at No Name and Grizzly Creek Rest Areas
Restroom: Available at No Name and Grizzly Creek Rest Areas
Information Center: Rifle Ranger District, (970) 625-2371

General Information

Directions:

Glenwood Springs is located along I-70 at the confluence of the Colorado and Forking Fork Rivers. Glenwood Springs is 25 miles east of Rifle, 25 miles west of Gypsum, and 12 miles north of Carbondale. 


Parking:

The No Name and Grizzly Creek areas receive heavy use, particularly during the summer. Please drive carefully and obey all parking regulations when accessing these sites. 

Portions of the Glenwood Springs area are accessed by motorized routes that are subject to the Forest’s Travel Management Plan. Per winter travel management, these roads are closed to wheeled motorized use from November 23rd to May 20th. Over-the-snow motorized use is allowed during these times, subject to snow conditions. View the Motor Vehicle Use Maps.


Directions:

Glenwood Springs is located along I-70 at the confluence of the Colorado and Forking Fork Rivers. Glenwood Springs is 25 miles east of Rifle, CO, 25 miles west of Gypsum, CO, and 12 miles north of Carbondale, CO. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Bicycling

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Fishing

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Hiking

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Hunting

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Picnicking

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
39.554023

  Longitude : 
-107.326384

 

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Recreation Quicksheets

 



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