The Rio Grande corridor has a long history in the Roaring Fork Valley, beginning as a railroad corridor in the late 1880s, with sections of rail being converted to trail as early as 1969. Currently, the corridor has over 42 miles of hard- and soft-surface trail, as well as trailheads, parking areas, regional trail connections, fishing access and interpretive panels, among other amenities. The Rio Grande Trail Management Planaddresses the Rio Grande Trail corridor within Pitkin County. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has worked with the communities along the corridor and the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority to develop a plan to guide how the trail corridor is maintained and managed between Aspen and the county border near Emma.
The plan was formally adopted by the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board on May 7. It is available for download and review below.