Glenwood Springs, CO

Travel Guide
Photo provided by Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association
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.

Where to stay in Glenwood Springs

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Elk Springs

While Elk Springs might not have many sights to explore, venturing just a little farther will lead you to top things to see and do like Ironbridge Golf Club and Spring Creeks Ranch.

Elk Springs
Best Western Antlers
Best Western Antlers
2.5 out of 5
171 W 6th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO
The price is $124 per night from May 20 to May 21
$124
$141 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free breakfast, free parking, and free bicycles on site. Our guests praise the breakfast ...
8.8/10 Excellent! (1,003 reviews)
"Great hotel. Close to everything and of course the pool!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Best Western Antlers
Hotel Colorado
Hotel Colorado
3.5 out of 5
526 Pine St, Glenwood Springs, CO
The price is $134 per night from May 21 to May 22
$134
$152 total
includes taxes & fees
May 21 - May 22
Book a stay at this business-friendly hotel in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and breakfast (surcharge). Our guests praise the breakfast ...
8.4/10 Very Good! (1,200 reviews)
Historic and elegant
"Historic hotel with water taking up to 7 minutes to warm up, which is mentioned at check-in. Historical pictures and artifacts were cool. AC units run for a very short time, then come on again and again. However, the grounds are beautiful!"

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Hotel Colorado
Glenwood Springs Cedar Lodge
Glenwood Springs Cedar Lodge
2 out of 5
2102 Grand Ave, Glenwood Springs, CO
The price is $85 per night from May 20 to May 21
$85
$97 total
includes taxes & fees
May 20 - May 21
Stay at this hotel in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
8.6/10 Excellent! (1,125 reviews)
"I liked that it was clean. There aren't many breakfast options or much space. It was quiet and the stay was nice."

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Glenwood Springs Cedar Lodge
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CABIN 2- Remodeled Cozy Rustic-Luxury w/ Kitchen
CABIN 2- Remodeled Cozy Rustic-Luxury w/ Kitchen
Glenwood Springs
Stay at this cabin in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, a garden, and an in-room coffeemaker. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
9.6/10 Exceptional! (26 reviews)
Perfect for short trips
"Good place to stay on a budget nice little cabin, and updated appliances . I recommend this place."

Reviewed on May 12, 2024

CABIN 2- Remodeled Cozy Rustic-Luxury w/ Kitchen
Private Abode on Beautiful Acreage with EV charging available
Private Abode on Beautiful Acreage with EV charging available
Glenwood Springs
Book a stay at this family-friendly cottage in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a garden. Our guests praise the clean rooms in our reviews. ...
9.8/10 Exceptional! (189 reviews)
Great lil bear den
"This was a great clean and comfy home base for sleeping, cooking, and relaxing after skiing, soaking and hiking in the area."

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Private Abode on Beautiful Acreage with EV charging available
Victorian Home w/ Unbeatable Location in Downtown Core, Near Pools, Dog Friendly
Victorian Home w/ Unbeatable Location in Downtown Core, Near Pools, Dog Friendly
Glenwood Springs
Stay at this vacation home in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy a water park, a garden, and an in-room coffeemaker. Popular attractions Glenwood Hot Springs and Iron Mountain ...
10/10 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Cute updated house in great lo