Glenwood Canyon Bikes was established in 1990. Since that time Canyon Bikes has been owned and operated solely by local families. Why is this important? Simple…it means we love what we do! We are thrilled to be living here and we want you, our guests, to be just as excited as we are to spend time in this beautiful valley. We want to give you the finest service possible and we hope your days with us are some of the most memorable of your summer. That’s our goal.
Our shuttle to Bair Ranch takes you 14 miles into the amazing Glenwood Canyon. Ride back to Glenwood Springs along the Colorado River with ample opportunities for breaks, picnic, and side hikes including the spectacular Hanging Lake Trail. The shuttle, bike rental, accessories and trailside assistance are all included.
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The Roaring Fork Conservancy is working to protect rivers, lakes watersheds; transform the way river systems are managed and developed; and inspire people to get involved.
About Our Town
Glenwood Springs was first homesteaded in 1880 and has since developed into a world-class destination for adventure and relaxation. The early history of the town, originally named ‘Defiance,’ was a patchwork of ranchers, miners, gunslingers, mafiosos and other sordid characters. In fact, most of the original buildings in the downtown blocks were once either a bar or a brothel. Since that time, the town has been through several boom-bust industries in mining and agriculture, but has always recovered and, steadily growing, maintained its attraction to those adventurous spirits that now call it home and recreate in the mountains. With the boom of the ski industry in the 1970’s Glenwood Springs again became a confluence of those looking to ski world class slopes in Aspen, Vail and beyond. But in the last few decades, the town has really come into its own, marketing itself for the many incredible and diverse summer attractions. Currently with a diverse population of just under 10,000, locals and small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy.
No day is a dull one in Glenwood Springs. Once you’ve gotten your fill of white water river rafting with Blue Sky Adventures, the hardest thing will be to figure out which other awesome thing you are going to do. Glenwood Springs has been voted a top vacation destination again and again by magazines like ____, ____, and _____. With a family, a must-visit is the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. A mountain top amusement park with thrill rides like cliffside swings and coasters as well as amazing family experiences like the Caverns cave tour, alpine slide and even laser tag, no one can be bored. Maybe a scenic drive down to Aspen (40 miles) and up the picturesque, 12,000 ft Independence Pass is perfect day for you. Or perhaps the history buffs want to explore the legacy of our town with a short hike to Doc Holiday’s grave, the Frontier Historical Museum, or Glenwood Springs walking history tour and Railroad Museum. But if you really haven’t had enough extreme adventure, try paragliding, horseback riding or rock climbing. Just ask about our partner discounts! Then, after a packed day, relax in the Hot Springs Pool after a fine-dining meal at any of the many excellent restaurants in the downtown hub.
You probably have seen a calendar or postcard with a picture of this incredible Rocky Mountain gem. Along with Maroon Bells, Hanging Lake is the one-of-a-kind natural beauty that leaves visitors with a lasting impression and a sense of awe found nowhere else in the world. From Eastbound I-70 only, Hanging Lake is accessible year round, but gets very busy in the summer. The steep, 1.3 mile hike leads the well-prepared adventurer and family up through the rocky alpine canyon, back and forth across a clear stream, until they reach the beautiful, travertine-blue ledge lake, complete with waterfall and wildflowers. Be sure to carefully follow all posted use recommendations, as this is a popular area with a very delicate ecological balance. Count on about two hours for a round trip visit.
The Hot Springs
As the world’s largest hot springs and first major tourist destination of our valley, the Hot Springs Pool has been offering warm, mineral-filled soaking to vacationers since the days of Teddy Roosevelt, and was revered as sacred by the Utes for its healing qualities long before that. The olympic sized pool is very family friendly, and maintains a comfortable 98 degrees throughout the year. Water slides are open during the day for a little extra fun, and the smaller, hotter soaking pool is a great place to relax anytime for young and old alike. Our recommendation is to plan a late evening soak and watch the sunset over Red Mountain while the steam rises into the cool mountain air.
Annual Bike Sale
We are open through Mid-October and then by appointment only. Sometimes we still have a few bikes available in the spring. But don’t wait too long, the best selection goes fast. Here are a few details:
All equipment is tuned up and detailed before the sale. All bikes are sold as-is with no warranty.
Our discounts are significantly less than published MSRP. Call for sale prices on specific bikes, trailers, helmets, etc., or for more information.