For over 125 years, Glenwood Springs has welcomed and entertained visitors from around the globe. The historic Glenwood Hot Springs, Yampah Vapor Caves, and Hotel Colorado were the first attractions, and now in addition to those landmarks, Glenwood Springs offers cavern tours, a mountain amusement park, miles of mountain bike trails, and rivers to raft, kayak and fish.
Glenwood Hot Springs > Glenwood Springs is home to the world’s largest mineral hot springs pool. Relax in the 104-degree thermal therapy pool or swim in the 92-degree pool with lap lanes, diving boards, and waterslides. 800.537.SWIM, 970-947-2955, hotspringspool.com
Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park > Ride a scenic tram to mountain-top adventure with, thrill rides and a variety of family friendly attractions, plus guided cave tours. 'Winter on the Mountain' offers a half-million dazzling lights, a musical Christmas tree, and special holiday attractions. 800-530-1635, 970-945-4228, glenwoodcaverns.com
Iron Mountain Hot Springs > Colorado's newest hot spot for soaking and relaxation located along the Colorado River. Featuring 16 thermal mineral pools and a larger fresh water family pool with whirlpool. Bathhouse with lockers, changing rooms and the Sopris Café. 970-945-4766, ironmountainhotsprings.com
Yampah Spa & Vapor Caves > Underground vapor caves are heated with steam from natural thermal springs. Unique body treatments and massages are available. 970.945.0667, yampahspa.com
River Rafting and Kayaking > Choose from a variety of local rafting outfitters who offer mild to wild trips on the Colorado River through spectacular Glenwood Canyon. For kayakers or paddle surfers, play in the standing “G Wave” at the Glenwood Whitewater Activity Area on the Colorado River.
Biking and Hiking > To experience the Roaring Fork Valley, bikers can ride along the 44-mile Rio Grande Trail from Glenwood Springs all the way to Aspen. The Glenwood Canyon Recreation Trail is 16 paved miles and runs parallel to the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon. Hanging Lake and Grizzly Creek are popular hiking trails.
Farmers Market > For over 20 years, the Tuesday evening downtown Farmers’ Market has featured farm-fresh goods from local western slope vendors. Operating mid-June through October; offering all-natural meats, baked goods, hand-crafted pasta, fresh vegetables, melons, flowers, honey, arts and crafts, arts, crafts, and live entertainment.
Historic Downtown > Named one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations, the historic downtown of Glenwood Springs has a variety of unique shops, art galleries and restaurants.