Description: This well-traveled trail goes up from the Colorado River to the White River Plateau through the canyon cut by Grizzly Creek. The trail follows the creek most of the time and is very rocky in some areas. The first 1/2 mile of the trail is broad and fairly level offering good spots to have a picnic near the creek. Further up, the trail becomes narrower and is surrounded by dense, lush vegetation. The last mile and a half of the Grizzly Creek trail is steeper and covered with loose rocks. There are good views near the top of lower Grizzly Creek and of Glenwood Canyon with its deep cut gorges. The trail ends at a metal aqueduct that takes water out of the creek to be used for Glenwood Springs' water supply.
Directions: From Glenwood Springs: Go 7 miles east on Interstate 70 into Glenwood Canyon and take the Grizzly Creek exit. There are toilets and drinking water at the rest area facility. Abundant parking exists in the lower and upper lots. The trailhead is on the north side of the highway next to the upper parking lot.