Glenwood Springs

United States of America

Photo provided by Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
Photo provided by Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association

Colorado’s Glenwood Springs is a popular vacation spot known for its natural surroundings and relaxed small-town atmosphere. Explore the area with outdoor activities such as paragliding, climbing or hiking, and then enjoy the town’s variety of restaurants, bars, shops and day spas.

Come during the summer to make the most of the area’s hiking and biking trails. Glenwood Canyon is lined with dozens of paths suitable for all experience levels. Follow the track along Dead Horse Creek to reach Hanging Lake, a small basin that appears to be suspended over the cliffs below. Rent a kayak or canoe, or join a rafting tour to explore the Colorado River. Paddlers from all over the world come to experience the manmade Glenwood Springs Whitewater Park, which runs alongside the river.

Enjoy a variety of sports in Glenwood Springs during the snow season, which usually runs from November through March. The town is less than an hour’s drive from six world-renowned ski mountains including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Vail, Buttermilk, Snowmass and Beaver Creek. Visit nearby Sunlight Mountain Resort, a 470-acre (190-hectare) tract of land offering trails for skiers, snowboarders and snowshoers of all levels.

In any season, families will love Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, which features roller coasters, ziplines and other attractions set against a scenic backdrop. The park also offers walking tours of wide caves.

Also open year-round is the Glenwood Hot Springs Pool. Watch the kids play on the slides as you relax in the warm mineral-rich water, or swim a few laps in the “big pool,” which is the length of a football field.

Highways run directly through Glenwood Springs and connect the town with nearby cities. The town is less than an hour from Aspen’s airport. There’s an Amtrak Station with services from San Francisco to Chicago, and a Greyhound bus station. Glenwood Springs has a condensed downtown so it’s easy to get around this area on foot. For daytrips, it’s best to rent a car.

Known for

Hot Springs, Hiking and Adventure

Top hotels in Glenwood Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Hotel Colorado
3.5 out of 5
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO
AU$205/night
8 Sep. - 9 Sep.
3.7/5Good! (1,561 reviews)

Situated in Glenwood Springs, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Iron Mountain Hot Springs is ...

3.7/5Good! (1,561 reviews)

"Great hotel with the feel of the 19th century. The pictures on the walls were awesome and the lovation was great. Loved being across from the pool and bridge to get downtown. We would stay again. If you want something neelw, more modern, this would not be the place for you."…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2019

Hotel Colorado
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Grand River Hotel
3 out of 5
221 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, CO
AU$112/night
5 Sep. - 6 Sep.
4.4/5Wonderful! (395 reviews)

Located in the heart of Parachute, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Parachute Community Park, Battlement Mesa Golf Club, and Cottonwood Park. De Beque City ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (395 reviews)

"Very nice and quiet. Good service. Dining opportunities. Long working pool. Everything was super!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2019

Grand River Hotel
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Glenwood Springs Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
2102 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO
AU$129/night
29 Aug. - 30 Aug.
4/5Very Good! (1,646 reviews)

Situated in Glenwood Springs, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Frontier Historical Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns ...

4/5Very Good! (1,646 reviews)

"Close to town, nice amenities, good service and prices"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug. 2019

Glenwood Springs Cedar Lodge

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