Glenwood SpringsUnited States of America

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Relax in hot springs or ski down snowy trails at this Colorado resort town that’s close to some of the best ski fields in the world.

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.

Top hotels in Glenwood Springs

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Hotel Colorado
Hotel Colorado
3.5 out of 5
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO
AU$163
per night
Mar 9 - Mar 10

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! (1,797 reviews)

"The people were the best!!! So nice and very helpful. This is a historical motel so not everything is shiny and new, if that is what you want this would not be the best choice for you. That being said, I thought the place was awesome!!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Feb. 2020

Hotel Colorado
Best Western Antlers
Best Western Antlers
2.5 out of 5
171 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO
AU$147
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Situated in Glenwood Springs, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Glenwood Hot Springs and Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Iron Mountain Hot Springs is ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,836 reviews)

"Great property! Very clean and well maintained. Breakfast was delicious. Everyone we encountered was friendly. Great location. We were able to walk to the hot springs, downtown, etc... We will definitely be backs. Pet friendly 😊"…"

Reviewed on 3 Feb. 2020

Best Western Antlers
Hotel Glenwood Springs
Hotel Glenwood Springs
2.5 out of 5
52000 Two Rivers Plaza Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO
AU$179
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Located near the slopes, this Glenwood Springs hotel is situated in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and Iron Mountain ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,122 reviews)

"Very accommodating with pets and convenient location."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Hotel Glenwood Springs

Top activities in Glenwood Springs

Snowmass Resort Multi-Day Ski Rental Package with Delivery
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Snowmass Resort Multi-Day Ski Rental Package with Delivery

AU$118
Per adult
Snowmass Multi-Day Snowboard Rental Package with Delivery
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Snowmass Multi-Day Snowboard Rental Package with Delivery

AU$113
Per adult

Reviews of Glenwood Springs

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4/5 - Good

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Nov 30, 2019

The Hotel Denver was excellent food and beer 

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

Mar 15, 2019

Great town with plenty of good hotel options. Unfortunately, Hotel Colorado isn’t one of them.

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