Things to do in Glenwood Springs

Things to do in  Glenwood Springs

Welcome to Glenwood Springs

Visitors have sought rest and recovery in this mountain resort town since Colorado’s pioneer days, thanks to the healing mineral properties of its several natural hot springs—and a soothing soak remains one of the top things to do in Glenwood Springs. Beyond that, today’s travelers also come to Glenwood for outdoor adventures such as white-water rafting on the Colorado River, hiking or mountain biking through Glenwood Canyon, and the family-friendly thrill rides and cave tours at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park

Atop Iron Mountain in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park provides a day of nonstop thrills with some of the best views of any amusement park around. Home to the highest-elevation full-size coaster, the park gives adrenaline junkies plenty to scream about with rides that zip and swing across cliffs and canyons.More

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What is Glenwood Springs known for?

Glenwood Springs is known for its natural hot springs, which you can enjoy at a number of facilities around town. The springs were first used by local indigenous people, including the Utes. The city is also a popular destination for water sports and outdoor activities.

What is there to do in Glenwood Springs?

Glenwood Springs is a popular destination for white-water rafting, kayaking, fishing, and floating on the Colorado River. The surrounding mountains include numerous trails for hiking, skiing, and mountain biking, most notably Hanging Lake Trail. The pedestrian-friendly downtown offers visitors a wealth of highly-rated restaurants and stores.

How many days do you need in Glenwood Springs?

Outdoor enthusiasts of every experience level will want to spend at least three days in Glenwood Springs. Hikers and mountain bikers can remain endlessly occupied by the city’s surrounding trails, including Hanging Lake, Jess Weaver, and Doc Holliday Grave. Water sports fans can join half-day or full-day whitewater rafting, kayaking, and floating excursions.

What is close to Glenwood Springs?

Glenwood Springs is close to several other touristic cities along Interstate 70. Popular ski destinations Vail and Beaver Creek are roughly 60 miles (96 kilometers) to the east. Grand Junction, known as the hub of Colorado’s wine country, is 90 miles (144 kilometers) to the east, while ski resort town Aspen is 41 miles (66 kilometers) north.

How long is the Hanging Lake hike?

The Hanging Lake Trail near Glenwood Springs is 1.2 miles (1.9 kilometers) long and climbs 1,000 feet (305 meters) up from Glenwood Canyon. The hike is considered difficult thanks to its rocky terrain, steep ascent, and multiple switchbacks. Hikers should wear appropriate footwear and pack plenty of water.

How long is the Glenwood Springs gondola ride?

The gondola ride from the Glenwood Springs valley floor to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is five minutes long and runs year-round. Each fully-enclosed gondola can accommodate six people and is wheelchair-accessible. At the top, visitors will enjoy a panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains and gain access to the theme park entrance.

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